Today in the PPASP art discussion group at Bread & Ink we spent a fair amount of time talking about my workshop with Mitch Baird. Mitch is the hands-down crowned prince of green. We all talked about how green is a challenge for the beginner plein air artist as well as the veteran. We wondered..why do we insist on exaggerating nature? Yesterday I had to scrap a green painting (painted in my back yard). I had felt hurried and that's no way to go into a painting. Today was different...I read through all my notes from the workshop before I painted this and I took my time..thinking about all the relationships and warm versus cool greens. I know this is world's better than my earlier green paintings.
Oil on 6 x 8 canvas panel