Summer Painting

Since Somerville Open Studios back in May I’ve been lax about painting…anything.  In August I finally got motivated and packed up my plein air kit and went out to work.  The results were generally meh.  Once again I’ve struggled with greens, with values, and with drawing.  It took about a month to recognize the problems and work to correct.

I’ve been pushing myself towards accurate drawing and slowing down as I paint.  The results have been slow coming, but things have been steadily strengthening.

This strongest paintings were the ones where I was slow and deliberate, and based on an accurate drawing and careful color mixing.

The weakest paintings were the ones where the greens/value/drawing got away from me.

And then there were a bunch in the middle.