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Friday, June 29, 2012
Painting in Easton, MD
3 Sailboats in Oxford by Jane McElvany Coonce
Last weekend I went up to Easton, MD to paint for four days with a group of artists. It was one of the hottest weekends this year! We went over to Oxford, Maryland, and I did some boats in the marina. We couldn't paint for very long because it was so hot. Plein air painting has it's share of problems: bugs, wind, heat, rain. Yes, we even got sprinkled on one day. The painting above is one I did with a limited palette. I didn't take my standard array of colors. I only took blue, red, yellow and white. It's much harder, I think, mixing the exact color you want, but it makes the load lighter than having to lug 20 different tubes to paint.