The arched entry to the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse caught my attention on my first exploratory trip to San Gabriel, so I went back to try my brush with the impressive architecture. Unfortunately, I needed to paint in the afternoon to capture the correct light and it was a very hot day. Luckily, I was in the shade but even so by the end of my painting session, the sweat was dripping down my back in the 98 degree heat.
The supple changes in color needed to show light reflected on the blue ceiling and the shadows against the direct sunlight of tan stucco were a challenge. It was a wonderful study in small degrees that tested my eye for value and my skills with perspective.
The time for painting for the 2008 Plein Air San Gabriel is coming to an end and my work must be handed in soon. The reception is on November 8th from 5 PM to 8 PM at the San Gabriel Fine Art Association Gallery, 425 W. Las Tunas, San Gabriel, CA. Thanks again to Alfred Tse and SGFAA for a fine event. Topics: Plein Air Painting
- 2008 Plein Air San Gabriel
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