Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Just around two hours of painting got me this painting of autumn colors in a New England park.
There is nothing like painting plein air!!! You have to paint fast and it trains you to make quick, accurate decisions in regard to color choice. The light changes so fast that you try to reminder how the scene looked ten minutes ago. Usually, its best to paint the sky and clouds first since they change so much.
The shadows come and go but they are so important to get them right so as to give a real feeling to the painting. You really have a window of only about two hours before the scene looks totally different!
I just got an online art appraisal of this oil painting that was found by the side of the road in Westfield by my sister who gave it to me. Things people throw away! It is by Cape Cod artist Marilyn Schofield dated 89 or 80. It looks like a Cape Cod winter shore scene. It’s appraisal comes in as $200-$400. My wife Jean loved the painting and we framed it!