|"Woodlands" 8x8 oil on board, ©Laura Gable|
My studio work looks so different from my plein air work. I try to let the efforts of each find their way into the other. Plein air work has a bolder brush stroke, and a more restrained color palette. Studio work has the expressive color, but perhaps the brush strokes are more measured and tentative trying to recall what the scene actually looked like. My imaginings don't quite compare to the real thing, and so I think I will always end up there with paint and palette, studying the affects of light on the plain.