Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mostly Plein Air

Sunday's plein air painting with two friends at lake Merced in SF. Well it's mostly plein air. It was getting late in the day and I couldn't stay out any longer to finish it. So...I took a photo to use as reference to work on it at home. I would say 75% of this color study was done on location mainly the middle and background. The other 25% percent I used a photo to paint in the silhouetted foreground of the branches and tighten up a few other shapes. This is the first time I have use a photo reference to finish a plein air painting. I must admit I feel somewhat guilty to do so.