Sunday, August 4, 2013

Recreating My Plein Air Study With Two Different Brush and Color Techniques

These are two different 5x7 paintings of the same plein air study that I did on Friday.  They are the American River under the Watt Avenue bridge in Sacramento, CA.  I started them with the same approach by blocking  in the values but varied the compositions slightly.  Then I used different brush and color techniques. 
I like the water and sky in the American River II. I like the softer brush strokes in American River III.
Interesting results.

American River II- 5"x7" Oil on Board

American River III- 5"x7" Oil on Canvas

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