Thursday, July 15, 2010
Plein Air Painting with Brenda Behr
Like me, Brenda paints in watercolors and oils, even acrylics at times as well.
We both love and use different mediums, it just depends on the subject we're painting, the size and what we want to do with the piece when we're done.
We've got many pieces of Brenda's work in our gallery. Click here to see some pieces on our website.
I'm used to painting in my studio, it's quite different than painting on the street. When painting en plain air the light changes constantly, people come up and talk to you, it's hot, the bugs bite, you forget something back in your studio, etc.
When painting in your studio from photos you miss the nuances of color, you don't see behind and around things but it's quiet and cool and you can even paint in your robe. There is something to be said for both venues.
The ultimate was today when I looked out my window to do a painting looking up Pollock Street. I was painting "en plein air-conditioning!"