Excerpted from Chapter 6 of Landscape Painting Inside & Out
by Kevin Macpherson
Many outdoor attempts fall short of successful, yet possess qualities that can be improved on into a grander statement in the studio. Each truthful color note on a plein air study is a priceless seed of information that can transform your studio work to higher levels. Also, in the studio you can practice picture-making principles and experiment in a controlled environment.
Indoor and outdoor painting are complementary experiences. As memories of nature breathe life into your studio work, the disciplined approaches and principles you practice indoors will enable you to attack the canvas outdoors in new ways.
DEMONSTRATION: BRING THE OUTDOORS IN WITH STUDIES
|Study No. 2: The Shapes
In my next study, I simplified the scene into even fewer shapes. This study worked out most of the visual problems.
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