Sunday, February 7, 2010

Andrew Dickson - American

Garapata View,
9 x 12 inches

An example of a plein air sketch. When painting outdoors, the amount of visual information can be overwhelming. It often helps to focus in on a relatively small slice of the environment.  Use two L-shaped pieces of cardboard to form an adjustable view-finder. Look for unconventional views - a seascape need not include sky or a horizon. It need not look out to sea. This view is directed back at the shore.

1 comment:

tagskie said...

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