Thursday, October 11, 2012

71 Morning Shadows

71 Morning Shadows, copyright Laura Gable, oil on board 11x14
A beautiful autumn day, changing colors, cooler mornings, all create a beautiful combination for an artist. I love the play of colors and building's shadows in this back yard.

I like a quote I read in a book by painter, Julian Merrow Smith "Degas called plein air painting a sport. I like that. I think he meant like mud wrestling -- but less pleasant." Though it is always fun going outside to paint -- it is work, and discovery, and decision, and judgement so takes a lot of concentration. Maybe not as "romantic" as the casual visitor would imagine.

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