Sunday, September 25, 2011

Gerry Lake, en plein air, 16x12"

This painting was done over a year ago at Gerry Lake near Oxford, NY, when another friend an I joined the Colorscape Chenango Plein Air Painters of Central New York for a day of painting.

I have recently reworked some areas that were bothering me, and lightened the color of the trees. Because this was done on a coarsely prepared board, toned with red, I had to be careful of not clogging the tooth too much. This kind of surface gives the work an unfinished quality that I like.

On a different note, I have to confess that I did not paint at all this past week simply because my studio has become a mess. It's bad when you can't find colors you know you have. I wish I was the kind of person who uses a pastel stick and puts it back where it belongs after each use. But no; mine end up in an dirty pile and now I'm paying for it. It's a very bad habit that I need to get under control. This coming week my goal is to neaten my working area and rearrange my pastels in a way that should make it easier to keep clean and organized.


hmuxo said...

Love ...Love this painting Adriana. The reflections on the water is amazing! as well as the lovely colors. I take my pastels out and never put them back where they belong. Then I regret it! I am trying to be a bit more organized since it makes painting easier!...let's try together!

Jessiemann said...

Love this painting - absolutely gorgeous :)

Jess x

Adriana Meiss said...

Hilda, Thank you. I think that part of the reason for the mess is that my pastels are in an area that doesn't receive enough light, so I end up picking one stick after another until I find what I'm looking for. Let me know if something works for you, I might have to give it a try too.
Jessiemann, Thank you for your comment!

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