Tag: <span>Plein Air Drawing</span>

Tag: Plein Air Drawing

Choosing Colors for Outdoor Drawing

I’ve been developing  the habit of drawing outside for a couple of years, now. It began with the first Colored Pencil Plain Air Drawing Autumn Challenge in 2016. I talked about a lot of things related to plein air drawing back then, but there is one topic I neglected: Choosing colors …

Colored Pencil Plein Air Drawing Week 10 Report

The Autumn Plein Air Drawing with Colored Pencil Challenge is now over. I set out to draw ten plein air sketches between September 1 and October 31. Did I succeed? Yes! I ended up with 14 drawings. Topics and techniques varied, but I met my goal. I began and ended …

Colored Pencil Plein Air Drawing Week 8 Report

The eighth week of the Autumn Plein Air Drawing challenge was not a good week. At least not for plein air drawing. No. That’s not strictly true. I did make a couple of attempts to get a drawing done. It’s just that none of them worked as I’d hoped. To …

Colored Pencil Plein Air Drawing Week 7 Report

Week Seven of the Autumn Plein Air Challenge is now complete. A number of things kept me from getting outside to draw most of the week, chief among them a decided cold snap! But I did find a comfortable chair in sunny spot one afternoon and had access to an …

Colored Pencil Plein Air Drawing Week 6 Report

Week 6 of the Autumn Plein Air Drawing with Colored Pencil Challenge was a challenge. I worked on an oil portrait almost every day for an hour or two because I want to finish this month (it’s almost there!). The two final lessons in the Basic Drawing series also needed …

Colored Pencil Plein Air Drawing Week 5 Report

Fall is definitely approaching! I could feel its chill breath even in the late afternoons this past week. I finished the week with two plein air drawings. One worked and one, well. I’ll show you what I did and let it go at that. I doodled a tree from imagination …

Colored Pencil Plein Air Drawing Week 4 Report

For week 4 of the Autumn Plein Air Drawing Challenge, I turned my attention from the front porch (where the light is almost always good) to the back porch, which is in shadow most of the afternoon and evening. Since it was mid-evening before I took time to draw, almost …

Colored Pencil Plein Air Drawing Week 3 Report

The sky was my theme again this week. The drawing from last week revealed my need to find better ways to put color on paper quickly and draw smooth color. One of the ways I thought of to do that was woodless pencils. When Sue Schuetz mentioned using Koh-I-Nor Progresso …

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