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Sketch Marathon Day 4: Discovery Park

/ / Landscape Plein air Sketch


Field Study: Discovery Park 050316. 8x10, oil on linen panel. 2016

Field Study: Discovery Park 050316. 8x10, oil on linen panel. 2016

And then there are difficult days! Today I decided to take my sketch marathon outdoors. I started a different painting three times (scraping it off after each attempt), before turning around and painting a different view. I was finally able to take this one to completion.

I got lucky with this one. Painting outside at this time of year is difficult - my first few attempts at capturing spring greenery usually end in failure. It gets easier over the the course of the summer as the greens become less bright.