Pleine air and imagination
Painting outdoors is challenging. The light changes rapidly, equipment can blow over. You need to be organised to easily set up and clean up and pack up in the event of sudden bad weather. This means you are forced to work quickly. Therein lies a hidden advantage--to work fast is often difficult to achieve in the studio and fast work often exhibits a fascinating and attractive loose arty quality.
So here is a compromise. In this work, I spent a limited time working in the field, then finished it in the studio entirely from imagination. The loose nature of the work was carried forward into the studio, probably this is an after effect of working first at speed on the same painting.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the result.
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spOOk's art is owned by Jeremy. He has practiced drawing and painting for about 40 years, and might get good at it one day. spOOk's art is focused on graphite portraits.