Plein Air Sketching

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La Push II by Meg Lyman

Gouache in Moleskine

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La Push I by Meg Lyman

Gouache in Moleskine

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Norway Boat by Meg Lyman

Water soluble pencils in Moleskine

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Akershus Castle by Meg Lyman

Water soluble pencils in Moleskine

I’m jusssst starting out with this plein air thing. It’s fun but also challenging. For my first few tries, I picked things that wouldn’t move or change much with fairly static lighting conditions. For the two in gouache, which I painted in La Push, WA last week, I used a 1/2″ flat exclusively. I had used mostly round brushes before, and the big (for me) flat was handy and limiting. For doing quick outdoor sketchy paintings, switching brushes isn’t really worth the time. Also your paint piles dry really quickly, so work fast!

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