September 08, 2013

Jagers Walk

This is my most successful outdoor painting, it was quite a thrill. And I have been waiting to post it, so now..
The idea was, on a previous visit I sat there, thinking as usual what splendor and marvelousness was in the air (ha there's the word) and how I do so enjoy the place, no matter the circumstance, or should I imagine despite them. I think it is usual that others would also feel, or possible better manage BEING, whenever there is outdoors and these, the mass water, and on certain mornings the view is well, too much to try to describe. I came and tackled the prospect overlong, deciding on location. And eventually the urge despite my indecisiveness overcame me, I had a seat in front of the restaurant, where everyone usually sits. It is fantastic to come here and swim in the mornings, I am a familiar face among others who have cottoned onto that notion, we understand. That being besides the point, but not entirely here.



(detail)

I am also deciding to enter with most conviction a competition, doing plein air painting and filming it and since I have been quite inspired in the past by this person, whose idea it is to have the competition, I am not afraid to put it here. It is a little challenge, so we shall see. Here is the link. And I will keep posts on the topic going.
I have already done a little experiment, but now what remains is to complete building my pochade easel and find a friend willing with a decent enough camera. More on that soon.



Curts Plein air Kit List:

  • Backpack:  
  • Panels/stretched paper & other surfaces (for drawing)
  • Prochade box or other including:
  • Palette
  • Brushes
  • Paints 
  • Mediums + cleaning agents [water bottle(s)/turps, Linseed & sunflower oil]
  • Masking fluid
  • Roller towel (NB) / rags
  • Pencil case (if separate)
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Sharpeners
  • Sketchbook or papers for rough studies
  • Clips to hold papers to board
  • Wet Painting holders
  • Fold out easel
  • Fold out chair(s)
  • Advertising stand (for self promotion)
  • Wide brimmed German felt hat for outdoors.



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