'Hose pipes at the allotments' 6" X 6" oil on board

'Hose pipes at the allotments' 6" X 6" oil on board

You've made a good job of this Caroline. I'm not a fan of plein air, I don't like the idea of people peering over my shoulder as I paint and also sometimes you have to compete with the weather. I like my comfort and work from photos - changing things as I go along. I don't feel there are any rules and regulations anymore when it comes to art, in fact they can and do put a lot of newcomers off. The main thing is you enjoy what you are doing and do exactly what you want - after all it is your art!

Your paint marks are full of energy Caroline. I'm sure that you had a great time on the course.

Beautifully painted especially plein air Caroline

This is a beautiful garden scene, Caroline - I especially like the way you've achieved backlighting on the tree leaves - nicely done!

Nice one,,,

Thank you so much everyone for taking the time to comment.

Cor....look at all those greens, so beautifully put together Caroline. Thank you for your 'green' tips.

Thank you Fiona. I'm sure you know all about greens anyway and we all seem to struggle with them; sometimes we can't see things in our own work and need a reminder don't we.

Hi Gudrun, thank you, and yes, it was very warm, I forgot my hat and I got sunburnt but of course we artists must suffer for our art.

So much I information in a small package Caroline.

MThank you, Carole, much appreciated.

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I was worried about people watching (I.e. judging, in my imagination) me but I found on Haidee-Jo Summers' weekend course that I became absorbed so quickly I didn't even notice them. I got the shed perspective wrong and realised that 'loose' doesn't mean inaccurate.. So I had to work on it at home, which I didn't want to do with plein air but I guess you have to sometimes.

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Caroline Greene

I came to art late in life after the proverbial ‘wake-up call' of serious illness. Starting with an evening class in drawing, I’ve carried on learning from DVD’s, books and weekend courses. I attend a weekly Life Drawing class, a brilliant foundation for just about everything. Plein air oil…

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