Sunday, October 05, 2008

Plein Air Painting in Savannah

Copyrighted © 2008 by Linda Warner Constantino. "Two Old Trains" oil on gesso board. 7"by 5".

I conducted an Introduction to Plein Air Painting workshop on Saturday in conjunction with SCAD's Art Materials and Trade Show. I also taught a collage class on friday. The weather was spectacular on Saturday. We began the day painting on the grounds of Savannah's Roundhouse Railroad Museum. There are some great old buildings and trains there.Lots of simple shapes. We painted the scene above of two old railroad cars by a big old tree. We painted in a pochade size format (7"by 5") in order to focus on shapes and value instead of detail.

In the afternoon we painted at Polk's Market on Liberty Street. This fresh produce market has a great local ambiance with lots of people in and out.Bins of pumpkins were sitting in front of it to kick off the fall season. We worked in a larger format (8" by 10") for this scene. The light was fleeting and the bright colors were challenging, but it was lots of fun.


Sylvia Jenstad said...

had to stop... love your colours... really cool

Karma by Morgan said...

I love the market painting. great colors and shadows.