Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Potpourri..The ordinary & the extraordinary
The Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2010 event begins this Thursday. I can't believe that it's already here! I've participated in all the previous Columbia Art Gallery plein air events in Hood River and this will be the best yet! Well, in preparation I went to Tap Plastic to get some "liners" for my pochade boxes. Ever since my first plein air workshop I've liked using the plexiglass for my palette. I spray the backside middle gray. Some artists like to use glass palettes and still others like the wood in the base of their pochade box as a palette/ mixing surface. I guess it is all in what one gets used to. I decided to get several plexiglass palettes cut so I can have them "on hand" in the future. Even though a plexiglass liner lasts quite awhile, I consider them more or less "disposable" and I am trying to reduce my trips to Tap Plastics. I painted a sunflower study today. My cat Daisy looked lonnnggg stretched out on the couch. These are the rather ordinary things from the day. Below is a video sent to me by my friend Theo T. I wasn't so sure about it in the beginning..but as it continued ...I came to realize that it an animator's tour de force..... extraordinary...funny and serious at the same time.
Posted by Celeste Bergin at 9:03 PM