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These are the little felt dogs I used. The acorn is really a small one, so you don't really get the scale of the dogs from the photo.
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I did this today at a farm in Saanich. I don't normally like to paint cars as the drawing is painful for me. sigh. But I decided to step out of my comfort zone. Okay, maybe it looks a little naive but I quite like it.
I changed the back ground colour after I got home. Initially it was purple on the left side of the car (There was gravel on that side.
Should I change it back to purple?
note: sorry about the quality of the above picture. I think I took the bottom photo with my iPhone and the above with my camera.
Victoria Skies are amazing!
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I really had to use patience. I used a view finder to try to get the bowl in the right proportions. Maybe over worked it a little but overall I'm pleased.
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I tried to do this as a limited stroke challenge. I counted how many strokes I would use (thirty-six) and tripled it. Well sort of (one-hundred). But I lost track after around fifty. Sigh.
I like the limited stroke exercises. And I think these exercises will help me improve my painting as much as any workshop. I have such a limited concentration span. I find I can only concentrate for about ten minutes then my mind wanders for ten and then back. Sigh.
Though when I paint I find I can focus for hours. Even get more and more focused. When I paint in the evening I find I can't sleep I get so stimulated.
Then I ate it.
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One of the things I enjoy most about plein air painting is all the personalities that come by for a visit.
It was such a fine day that those people on the beach took off their shirts and went for a dip.
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At the top of this hill where I stood to paint this little gem there is a fork in the road. I always stand there and look down. There is a clear view of the beach below. People are always there. Resting, gathering, talking. It is a natural gathering place. I imagine people have gathered there for thousands of years. There is always nice dry sun washed driftwood to lean against.