Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Washington Square Park: First Plein-Air Painting of the Summer!

Washington Square Park, 16x20, oil on Canvas, 2015
This was my first plein-air painting for the summer. I had a great time. The weather and light was nice.  This is one of my favorite spots in New York City: Washington Square Park.  I like the arch, it's a nice structure to draw and paint. Looking forward to going back soon.

I started this piece on a gray canvas, then sketched in with Transparent Earth Orange paint. It's a nice color, I discovered it in Patrick Connors portrait class at The New York Academy of Art. Then began adding colors, background to foreground, cool to warm colors.