• Plein Air Painting at my Favorite Spot

    10 days ago - By Diana Moses Botkin

    "Shining Evening"
    Oil, 5"x9"
    ©2015 Diana Moses Botkin
    It was a lovely afternoon during the first week of October, not too cold, with a promise of evening color. So I set out on the hour-plus drive to one of my favorite plein air spots. This place.
    It looks quite different now from last year's more abundant water in the marshes.
    In a small painting like this, I can set up the composition and lay in shapes in less than an hour. Lots of painters do that much more quickly.
    So after the shapes are in, I can have fun with that glowing sky and the sparkling reflections in the water channels...
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