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4.5.14 ~ whoop yeah! first outside painting excursion of the year!

by | Apr 6, 2014 | en plein air, oil painting, santa fe ashbaugh park, spring, trees

first plein air painting of the year with my totally cool new guerrilla pocket box paint kit.

A day of firsts!

My first plein air painting of the year AND my first oil painting of the year AND my first use of my sweet, sweet little Geurrilla Painter “Pocket Box” paint kit

So jazzed! 
So happy! 
And so freakin’ C O L D from sitting out there in the blustery wind of in Ashbaugh Park!

This little painting  — which measuring a wee 5″ x 7″ — took all of about mmmm….   minutes? (Plus maybe a minute or two of touch up once home, back in the studio). 
Note the very limited palette: Cadmium Yellow Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White (which is, incidentally, the palette recommended by Kevin McPherson in his excellent book, Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light & Color.).

Feeling satisfied!

blustery april afternoon, ashbaugh park, santa fe ~ oil on panel (en plein air) ~ 5″ x 7″ ~ by dawn chandler