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Disappearing Painting


It’s been a very busy plein air painting season down here in Florida. I was fortunate to be able to take some fine workshops this winter. Most recently with the amazingly talented Joseph Mcgurl.

Here we are watching Joe, at Myakka State Park, where we had a lesson on matching colors. Our goal was to have the painting melt into the scene. We discussed painting in the sun and in the shade and when to adjust your values. It was a very remarkable lesson, explaining why a painting, done outside, looks so dark or so light when we view it indoors. Here is my result, painting a shaded jungle scene. I learned so much!

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