Friday, April 13, 2012
8x6in oil on canvas panel $100.
A few of us from the Artist Guild went to the Nichols Ranch to paint the lilacs, cherry and apple blossoms. We all enjoyed the day and the weather was perfect.
When painting directly on location it can be hard to decide what spot to pick.
I wanted to paint the lilacs but found it overwhelming so I did a small area of the huge bush.
The light changes so quickly I only had an hour or so to paint this. I tried to be careful about not making the lilacs appear too spotty so I linked them as much as possible.
I used a knife for most of it.
I was able to do another painting and will post it tomorrow.
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.