Sunday, September 13, 2009

T. C. Steele Backyard


This was a painting completed during the T. C. Steele Paint Out in Southern Indiana. It was held at the beautiful grounds where T. C. Steele lived and painted. I was pleased with the result and didn't feel rushed with this sized canvas. A note on recent paint outs...I have noticed that the artists are painting on larger and larger canvases to gain attention for the judging. That doesn't mean that a larger work will win out over a smaller and better canvas, but the true spirit (in my opinion) of plein air and alla prima works is the beauty of the fresh brush work and composing and finishing in 2-4 hours. A little difficult when one is working on a 20"x30" and larger work. Good thing it wasn't a windy day.