My frame from King of Frame for "Grand View"
came today. So I will be shipping my painting to Greenhouse
Gallery for the Salon International show tomorrow.
"Grand View" 24" x 30" oil/linen
The number one challenge for plein air painters
is to maintain the bravado application of paint in larger
studio pieces. The painting above is 24" x 30" and for most
painters is not all that large, but for me it is a fairly big
jump from my usual 9" x 12" format.
I'm glad to say that I went into this painting with the goal of
keeping it fresh and lively throughout. I worked really hard
at making my painting decisions quickly and approached
each segment of the painting as a plein air piece. The
result is exactly what I have been searching for ...a
studio painting as fresh as a plein air painting.