Plein Air at Home!

I just checked out the new challenge from Realism Today. Painting with a limited palette. Monday is going to be not such a nice day. I think many of us will opt to stay inside. SO, why not try something new? Check out the information on how you can share your limited palette paintings with Realism Today here: https://realismtoday.com/creative-art-prompts-use-a-limited-palette/

The studio painting above was painted by Elizabeth Gaye MacDonald with a limited palette of utramarine blue, yellow ochre, burnt sienna and white. It was first painted en plein air with the same limited palette.

I painted for an entire year with only a limited palette of Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre, and Burnt Sienna, I did add white which many use in a limited palette. This is a variation of the primary palette of red, yellow, blue and many colours can be mixed with a limited palette. That year was an wonderful time of learning about colour. I hope you try it.

Keep your happy positive attitudes. You are all loved and respected.

We can’t gather in the same location, but we can paint in our back yards or front yards. That is your location again this Monday. If the weather does not co-operate then bring your work inside. Try painting a self portrait from a mirror. If that is too much of a challenge, then do it from a photograph. Set up a still life, or flower arrangement. The most important thing is to remain creative. Remember it can be a full fledged painting or a sketchbook and pencil.

Suggested start time 9:00 a.m.
Getting up early especially when you have nowhere to go is very good for your mental health. I set my alarm even if I don’t need to be anywhere.

Post your work on our Facebook group, or if you can’t figure that one out message it to me, or email me at paintpleinair@gmail.com I will put it up for you.

If you are shy about showing your work know that the group is private and only the members will see your work.

Be safe!

Be well!

Be active!

Love you all

Elizabeth

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