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First Plein Air Painting of the Season

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First Plein Air Painting of the Season

A fellow artist and I, decided to get to a workshop in Dubuque, IA in June a bit early so we
could go out and paint. It was a lovely afternoon to be at Deere Dike Park and the light was
great. I hope I captured some of the feeling of the sparkle on the water and grass in this piece.
One of the challenges I have in painting out doors is going too dark in my values to
compensate for all that light.

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My art is about seeing something of inspiration in nature or in everyday life and then expanding on what I see, trying to say something about it that hopefully will speak to the viewer I will attempt to capture the interplay of light and shadow by simplifying and often modifying the shapes. To be more impactful. In order to encapsulate the mood of the moment, I like to vary the texture and size of the strokes and use bolder colors than you might actually find in my starting reference.

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