Plein-Air Painting - In or Out?: Demonstration: "From My Window"

I reached the point where I just had to paint this scene. So I set up my pack equipment in the window sill then made a quick charcoal sketch to accurately work through architectural features.

The canvas was only 12x12 which is small for such a scene. I welcomed the challenge of creating an intimate feel without crowding the subject. Charcoal also allowed the flexiblity to move things as needed. Since I would have the luxury of painting for a few days (a few minutes each time, and even during the rain) I worked just a bit slower than I would have if painting on the field.

I will use cobalt blue, cadmium yellow medium, lemon yellow, vermilion, cadmium red medium, alizarin crimson, viridian & white.

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