Studio Watercolor: Beginning with an Underpainting

Painting watercolors outdoors en Plein Air can be very difficult and challenging . Variations in temperature and humidity often cause unpredictable drying  times for the watercolorist. Therefore the artist  must learn to adjust and recognize the influence of the conditions on the painting process. Better to begin and learn in the studio, before venturing forth into the …

Plein Air Painting

  Bridal Veil Falls , Yosemite          PleinAir oil on canvas,  16 x 20 in. This was painted in about 3 hrs from the meadow below, then finished in the studio. The canvas was previously toned with an Indian Yellow thinned with Mineral spirits. This serves as an underpainting that shines through …