Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Creek on Coates Road by Jill Randall Granbury, Texas

Creek on Coates Road by Jill Randall
Granbury, Texas
Oil, Plein Air
       Sheri Jones, a painting friend, and I went about five miles from Granbury to a side road that had this lovely almost dry creek.  I painted this on site, Plein Air, at one sitting using a pallet knife.  I had thought to finish it up in my studio, but from past experiences I have found it is best to leave a Plein Air painting alone. 
      There is an energy and movement when painting on site and finishing on site that additional work in the studio dulls. 
   This is the impression of what I was seeing on a lovely February day of sunny weather with 70 degrees.  Sheri and I both agreed, "Isn't it wonderful to be outside painting in February!"


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Pond on Williamson Road by Jill Randall Granbury, Texas

 
Pond on Williamson Road by Jill Randall
Granbury, Texas
8"x10" oil  Plein Air
 Saturday it was 89 degrees in Granbury, Texas, which makes for a great outdoor painting time. 
Sheri Jones, my painting buddy, and I went to an area where we have painted before.  With the permission of the owners, we were able to park off the road.  It was windy, but a lovely morning for painting out. 
I have found that if I paint start with a brush I can then use the pallet knife to add the texture.