En Plein Air – April 17, 2016 – Waskasoo Parks (Red Deer)

Waskasoo Parks - April 17, 2016 - 8"x10" - oil on canvas

Waskasoo Parks – April 17, 2016 – 8″x10″ – oil on canvas

Another en plein air painting, 8 paintings in 8 days. After yesterday’s rushed watercolour I returned to oils today. The oils were tackier in the sun, harder to move around, but they do seem to suit en plein air painting where your time is limited and it is more of a gesture rather than a detailed painting. Of course I believe the concept of doing a painting a day is more about process than product; away of learning how to make yourself paint rather than waiting for the perfect scenario and inspiration.

Painting by Debra Hunter.

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En Plein Air – April 15, 2016 – Red Deer River

Red Deer River, April 15, 2016 - 5x7 - oil on canvas

Red Deer River, April 15, 2016 – 5×7 – oil on canvas

6 en plein air paintings in 6 days. Tiny paintings of local scenes. This one a 5×7 oil on canvas of the Red Deer River (Red Deer, Alberta, Canada).

Painting by Debra Hunter

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En Plein Air – April 14, 2016 – McKenzie Ponds, Red Deer

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mckenzie ponds, red deer – april 14, 2016 – 5″x7″ – oil on canvas

This is the fifth en plein air painting in 5 days. A tiny 5×7 in oil. I haven’t touched oils in years and years, but it felt like it was worth a go. What I liked about the oils was the color, creaminess and the ability to alter what you have laid down. What I don’t like is the smell, the dry time, and the fact I reckon things could get murky pretty fast if you mess about on the canvas. Still, an interesting experiment to mix things up a bit.

Painting by Debra Hunter

www.debra-hunter.com

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