Do you remember this painting? I did it in the plein air event on June 14, 2015, in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.
But, I took the painting home and I couldn’t get happy with the result. I had felt somewhat constricted by the “necessity” of painting what I saw. If nothing else, I finally realized that for me, plein air means looking at what I see in front of me and letting it take me along, not necessarily painting exactly what I am viewing. Valuable lesson.
Anyway, I took the painting home and got to work. Over the next couple of days here is what emerged. I was a lot happier with this version.
Now the painting is gone – sold at the show I went to this past weekend. So I’m glad I kept going with it.