Thursday, June 01, 2006

Flower-a-Day: Urn of Flowers

Urn of Flowers,6x8,oil/wood
Today was a perfect June day! I painted this early about 9 am when there was still some haze in the garden. Morning haze is very desirable as it softens the light and the elements in the landscape. Below you can see the scene , (after I was done so the haze is gone) and my set-up. I spent most of the day sketching in the garden, if you'd like to see the results of that visitmy sketching blog Pen,Pencil & Paper.


Chuck Rose said...

This is great to see the set up in realtion to the painting. Can you tell me more about the equipment you are using? I have an ol' fashioned french easle. I have seen more and more tripod setups and would like to learn more about them.

Jan Blencowe said...

Hi Chuck,

I have an "old fashioned" french easel too...but it's brand new! It's the American Journey Field Easel from Cheap Joe's, ( I love it for working larger outdoors. In the photo you see a 9x12 Guerrilla Box, mounted on the tripod they sell to go with it. I also love this box. It's roomy enough to carry paints and supplies inside and holds a couple 9x12 panels. For smaller sizes like you see in my photo I just use a loop of masking tape to hold the smaller panel in place. You can get one at Judsons Plein Air Outfitters

Happy painting!