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

Sketch completed...now time for some paint! Using acrylics I applied a wash of warm vermilion/cadmium red medium with a large brush. When nearly dry, I blocked-in the largest areas with local color. You can see the warmth of the red wash glowing through on this overall cool-colored scene. Staying loose for as long as possible helps me make changes/adjustments all along the way. I place in the darkest darks and mid-tones in to anchor the composition. Notice that I remove one arbor and replace with the gate / fence to open up the foreground. This change will assure directing the viewer's eye inside the painting.:

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