Thursday, July 03, 2008
The local swimming hole in Jeffersonville, with its little waterfall, is a great painting spot. Early in the day (especially a gray day) is quiet, whereas later in the day (if it is hot and sunny), the place is packed with bathers. Jack took advantage of the quiet to paint here.
You can see his set-up, with his "landscape palette" of premixed value scales. Premixing a palette gives you control, as well as freedom to explore color harmonies. It also enables you to paint quickly, which in outdoor landscape painting with its ever-changing light and other challenges (bugs, wind, rain, etc.) is important.
Our local art supply store came up with this bumper sticker.