Plein Air Painting Sailor's Bar, American River
I've been working hard cleaning my studios and getting ready for the
Art Studio Trek Next weekend in Roseville, Rocklin and Granite Bay,
California. I had to stop and sign and paint the edges of several paintings.
Came across this Plein Aire painting I worked on about 1 hour at the river
That never got finished. Here is the photo I brought home for reference
and below that is my quick block in, done on site.
Today in the studio I lightened the sky and warmed up the hillside and added detail to the berry vines. I decided to calm down the water to make it less busy and give the eye somewhere to rest. Also broke up the shore line across the river with rocks to slow your eye moving across the painting.