25 February, 2009
Plein Air - Tree on a Granite Bed
This gives a flavor for the scenery in northeast Washington, with the pine tree growing among granite slabs. I am only now getting a break-through with my plein air work, I feel. What I learned from this work was the value of returning again to the same site to nail down a piece. Plein air doesn't have to be an instant success or a "do or die" thing.
Again, I surprised myself by getting it right over a gray ground, which has been trouble in the past.