Saturday, May 17, 2014

Camp Hill Plein Air Day 5. Quick Draw.

 Had wonderful day at Quick Draw in Camp Hill.
Found a beautiful stone house surrounding by all sorts of blooming bushes
and went for it. Had two hours to start and finish my project, including framing.

 Everybody was extremely nice. people even moved their cars so 
those wouldn't be blocking my view. Light was not easy today,
but my sketch was very helpful to keep concept about
"where do I want my highlights".

Another 30-40 minutes would make it picture perfect... But...
this is what Quick Draw is about - time limits.

 Finished look - beautiful Plein Air frame and Museum acrylic.

Got a lot of compliments to this work and better yet - it got sold
to the nice lady - owner of that beautiful house I painted that day.
Tomorrow - last day of event.,,, Even more things could happen, but we will see.


  1. It is beautiful and I love how you chose a section of the home and concentrated on that, Tatiana. No surprise the owner of the home purchased the painting!

  2. Thank You! I have to work on a section of it for a few reasons... I usually have limited time AND limited size of my working surface. Trying to fit "that whole thing" in will only make process very complicated and it will be hard to concentrate/create any soft of focal point. It is especially applies to Quick Draw. I had to find interesting fragment and whatever I'm going to make my focal point and stick with it. I may paint whole house later on, but not during two hours under pressure... Just no way to do it well this way with how I do it (some painters perhaps could accomplish that task, but I need more time).

  3. Way to go Tatiana! You made the right decision on what to paint. Congratulations on the sale!

  4. Thank You, Adriana! It was evident choice - beautiful historic building standing out of crowd... I just love those things!... And it just happened that owner of the place liked the painting too... Good coincidence. Makes me very happy.



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