my plein air painting of a church in Gardiner this weekend 12" x 9"
It was a snowy weekend - perfect to get me thinking about color. I know, to most snow is white. But to an artist it's anything BUT white. Since the painting class I'm teaching starting Monday is emphasizing COLOR in this session, it was a great opportunity to get focused on color. I went right out and looked for a plein air spot that was calling my name. The snow gave this church in Gardiner a subtle quietness that I wanted to capture on canvas. A good challenge for color mixing! Now, I've pulled out some color theory books and set up a couple still lifes for the class tomorrow. I'm looking forward to a session on COLOR. For me, color may just be the reason why I paint. I like Richard Schmid's quote.....Color is to seeing, what flavor is to eating.