Painting ‘en plein air’… sort of!
Although not really ’en plein air’… but simply on the doorstep because it was a sunny late October day and warmer outside than in. This often used phrase signifies creating art outside from Nature, or as Wikiwand describes… ”...'en plein air' painting, is a phrase borrowed from the French equivalent meaning “open (in full) air”. It is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, also called French: 'peinture sur le motif' (“painting of the object(s) or what the eye actually sees”), where a painter reproduces the actual visual conditions seen at the time of the painting. This method contrasts with studio painting or academic rules; those might create a predetermined look.”
So the description of my situation this morning in the sun is only a half truth! Nevertheless, today in preparation for a forthcoming exhibition I completed another piece in oils on an old 36 x 30 cms wood panel, found in a distressed state in a neighbour’s kitchen, but certainly suitable for painting on using the existing texture and patina of the former cutting board. My fanciful abstract design is again based on the early 18th century defence ideas of Maréchal Vauban… although what he would make of my interpretations is a different matter!
* Zut alors... didn't forsee how soft the second image would look uploaded to Ello...
'twas fine on my iMac a minute before! Since changed... slightly better :-/
** Must get a haircut too!
Images / words © Ed Buziak 2016.
@elloart @artbuzz #art #painting #abstract #Vauban