Sunday, August 24, 2014

Edge of the Arbor - Plein Air

                                                 watercolor on Yupo 14x11"

This is the painting I did at the Villa Catalana event last night. I was sitting under a grape arbor overlooking a summer hillside. The field I painted green and then thought differently. Too boring! So I got out my new tube of Holbein 'Lilac' and went over it, the green lifting to mix with the purple.
Lots of plein air painters I had read about were in attendance as were several friends. The charming hosts, Burl and Cindy Mostul, made the evening come alive.

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Maureen said...

I like that you used the lilac!

Libby Fife said...

Beautiful! It looks like evening to me with that purple/lilac.

It's funny but I seem to follow several painters in your area, all at this winery event! I got to see several different views of somewhere I have never been. Kind of fun.

Don Gray said...

This turned out beautifully, Randall. Love the twist of the trunks. It was great seeing you.

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Randall,
What a perfect setting. I'd have been tempted to set-up, sit down and enjoy wine, some food and the scenery. And probably grab a nap, too.
It must have been a struggle to work in such a lovely place, surrounded by folks with wine glasses in their hands.
Despite all the distractions, you were able to turn out another winner. It's so much fun to see all the shapes and colors and how they blend into a unique work of art.
Bravo, Randall!

E.M. Corsa said...

Gorgeous. Hate to say it but that purple reminds me another favorite; Daniel Smith Moonglow. Sorry. :)