Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Overcast Morning Cedar

Overcast Morning Cedar, 8 x 10

Austin got a good bit of rain today, but before it really poured, our plein air class met near a creek (and under a bridge to avoid the drizzle) in Austin's Lost Creek neighborhood. I'm sure we were quite a sight as we were all set up and stashed under a bridge like a family of trolls! The view was beautiful, though, and we all painted this cedar tree using a block in method that Kevin Macpherson uses--blocking in with large shapes and obvious color within the shadow, then light families, then moving on to detail after we had it blocked in.

-julie davis


Marie Theron said...

I can feel the weather in your painting, Julie!

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Love to see and hear about your painting in a place close to my heart. Austin, Tx. Now my daughter lives at Round Rock.

Stephen Parker said...


I also love "Call or Write" — both the painting AND the title.

Linda Popple said...

Love the colors! Nice painting!

Kevin Macpherson is a favorite of mine and I have experimented with his palette and block in method. You have really done a good job with this!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I must add you to my links. This is a beautifully composed work in every way.