I'm thrilled to be interviewed by Jackson's Art Supply for their blog
! This particular feature is all about my painting en plein air, and describes my painting process pretty throroughly! Be sure to check it out!
|(Pensacola Beach, 12x16 watercolor by Annie Strack)|
Lisa: What common problems can one face in painting out of doors and how do you avoid these?
Annie: Wind is my worst enemy. On breezy days, I can lean on my easel and push the legs down into the ground. I bought some little stakes for the legs, and I’ve tried weighing it down with rocks, but I’ve found the best way to paint successfully on windy days is to stay in the studio. And I’m not fond of rain, either. That will quickly drive me indoors. Or cold temperatures – I don’t like painting when my fingers are numb and my teeth are chattering. I’ve learned to avoid plein air competitions in the wintertime, unless there are palm trees at the location (Read more...)
|(Claire's Garden, 12x9 Watercolor and Ink by Annie Strack)|