Plein Air Exhibit in New Hope, PA

Delaware & Raritan Canal and Towpath, acrylic on canvas, 8x10

Delaware & Raritan Canal and Towpath, acrylic on canvas, 8x10

This is a small plein air painting I did on Friday in New Hope, PA. The light that day alternated between cloudy and diffused and bright sunshine with strong shadows. I was standing underneath an overpass on the towpath next to the canal, and the reflections on the water were interesting.

I have a tendency to lean towards the abstract when I paint plein air landscapes. When confronted with a landscape such as this one, I rely on color variation and perspective to keep interest and structure in the composition.

Palette = cobalt, burnt sienna, burnt umber, cadmium barium yellow, light red ochre, yellow ochre, titanium white

This painting is on exhibit at BOI’s of New Hope Gallery, 9 W. Mechanic Street in New Hope, PA. Stop in and see the “Paint Out: New Hope” exhibit. For more information, contact the gallery via e-mail boisofnewhope@verizon.net

Tomorrow: Time Management for Artists

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