Monday, September 14, 2009

Making mistakes is good

It was my first plein air experience this weekend. Plan was to go to a public park in the morning, but it was raining and hence we decided to go to the terrace of our office which was nearby. There were 3 of us (PC, Gopi and self) It was very cloudy and we did not have a single good view to paint. We settled down with the best option and started off. Painting outside was difficult as compared to painting inside with all comforts. We started at 8:30 and had to wrap up by 10:30.

The painting that I had made was one of the worst paintings that I have ever made (the painting at the top of this post). But I guess that’s how life is and it presented me with a good learning experience. Nevertheless if anyone can leave any tips regarding plein air painting it would be great.

Later I also made a quick painting of the same on a 5"x7" sheet just to redeem myself :). But that too was bad. Here is that one.


Ajay Patil said...

Not that bad. Drawing and perspective is good in both of them.Sky in first one is also nicely painted.

Prabal said...

Thanks Ajay. Coming from a plein air specialist those words were great. I guess next time I go plein air I'll keep the entire day free for painting only.

pc said...

making mistakes is good, provided you learn from them :)
I know you were restless till you went back home to paint the second !

I tink you have done better job with the buildings and tress in 2nd, but for the sky

Prabal said...

PC. Bang on. Sky is a goner in the second.

Mineke Reinders said...

I prefer the freshness of the first one. The sky is really wonderful.