Sunday, May 27, 2012

Green lake 2012...Another Award!!! Wow!

Sherry's Poppies and Peonies
12x12 oil
$400 framed
Forecast upper 90's got me leaving the house early for my 1 1/2 trip up to Green lake today for their 2nd Plein Air day! So my friend Carolyn Larkin meet me at 7am and off we went! I painted there last year but we had rain most of the day so of course all looked very different! We arrived around 9, checked in and then drove around hunting just the right spot!! We hoped to find something that would free us from a very green landscape. We found it!! But no one answered the door to give us permission to paint. What to do???? We drove into town, got a bite to eat etc...then back and when we got there the car was gone. So we set up and started painting hoping not to offend!

Garden on Hwy T, Green Lake, WI

I decided to do a quick 15 minute study of color, composition and value to work out the issues before I painted a larger piece...Here is my 8x8 study:
Study Poppies and Peonies
8x8 oil $125 (No Frame)

Right after that I set up to do the same scene was already getting really hot outside and I didn't know how long I would last! I laid in block of color very fast till the whole panel was covered.  Then I got out my trusty palette knife and worked out the rest! "Sherry's Poppies and Peonies" is the result.  Guess what... I got a People's Choice award!!!  That makes 3 awards for the season...I'm a happy camper!!

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