The Art Gallery of Ontario is here in Toronto and it's free on Wednesday nights. So, a bunch of us from the Toronto Urban Sketchers went over there. It's so much easier sketching in public with a group!
There wasn't much sunshine on these echinacea so, I went with lots of colour instead! Below is a pic of my paintbox, which sits on my lap. Lots more examples of me using it on my Flickr Page. $50 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.
Lately I've been working with white objects, mostly flowers, for my daily paintings. The subtle values in the shadows of white are a real challenge. I like adding a strong colour, like the orange here, as a contrast.
Back out there! I love painting at the Toronto Botanical Gardens with the lovely ladies, (well... yesterday it was all ladies) from the Toronto Plein Air Group. Here is a pic of my trusty paintbox which sits on my lap. I may try to do this one larger in studio. $50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.
I had a wonderful time yesterday with a new group of artists, called Toronto Urban Sketchers. (Very much like the Toronto Plein-Air Painters.) Painting outside is a blast and I highly recommend trying it!