Friday, October 31, 2014

Plein Air in Door County, WI

Last month I went to visit family in Door County, Wisconsin. I brought along my trusty 9x12 Guerrilla Box and paints. The leaves were just starting to change color, the weather was great, and the mosquitoes were thick. 

I brought my standard palette, which consists of: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Orange, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Dioxazine Violet, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Viridian Hue (Phthalo green), 

The earth tones are a recent addition. I always tended to avoid them, preferring to mix my own neutrals with complimentary colors. While I still mix my own neutrals, I tend to use the Yellow Ochre and Burnt Sienna as a way to knock down a color's intensity. They are used only to "tweak" a mixture, and are never the bulk/starting point. 

"Hobie Cat" 8x10 inches

"Sunset over Snake Island" 6x8 inches

"Cave Point County Park" 8x10 inches

"Whitefish Dunes State Park" 6x8 inches

"Creek and Reeds" 9x12 inches

"Changing Leaves" 8x10 inches

"Shady Spot" 9x12 inches

"Spooner's Pond" 9x12 inches