Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Pinnacles National Park

Practicing with watercolors these past few weeks has forced me to practice more thoughtful execution of paintings, which I applied to this acrylic plein air piece I painted at Pinnacles National Park. Acrylic is of course more forgiving than watercolor, which really paid off in this painting. The June day was unusually overcast, we actually got caught in the rain at the peak of our hike. The views were choice, but we were unable to paint them due to the inclement weather. HOWEVER! The weather eased off as we reached the parking lot,  so we still got our painting day after all! Towards the end of my painting, the sun began to peak out and friggin ILLUMINATED my chosen piece of nature. I worked quickly to rework the lighting, plein air adventures amirite?

czech it out!