Friday, July 20, 2012

Aarlanderveen, plein air



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Plein air study Aarlanderveen, 24x30cm oil on canvas panel, available


6 comments:

hmuxo said...

Your landscapes are wonderful, Erik!!! I love this one!

Erik van Elven said...

You're very kind, thank you Hilda!

René PleinAir said...

Great little gem Erik!

Ever tried the back of a brush?
I know it sounds a bit strange, but when you mix enough paint for example the yellow grass in the front, you can pick up some paint with the back of your brush while doing that turn your brush a little, do so as well when you put it onto you panel/canvas. My latest painting 'Last light' does show a nice example of this technique. Hope you like the idea, because that's only what it is.

Erik van Elven said...

Thanks Rene,

No, I haven't tried that but it sounds like a great idea, I will definitely give it a try. Any tips on getting the tones right out of doors?
Especially when working in bright sunlight, the painting looks a lot duller when viewed inside.

René PleinAir said...

Yes, try to keep your palette and panel in the shade. The best light is under a tree but that's not always possible. Also be aware of white building behind you or in your case a large extremely white cloud. Sometimes it's a bit odd to paint in an completely other direction then your subject but then again a dull painting is not what you want. I have to say I've seen painters paint in the full sun but I still can't, ...

Erik van Elven said...

Thanks Rene, I was working in full sunlight with this one. Also I used cad lemon for my yellow, a lot cooler than cad yellow I normally use.

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