Painting a Big Seascape (sold)

Painting a Big Seascape on a Very dull/overcast Day.

At the scene I really thought nothing, just painting in doubt. Later on, I knew I had done something wonderful here. You just never know do you :)

That’s also the magic of plein air. I think you can mess up a painting more quick in your studio, going on and on. Because Plein air has a watch. A time limitation. A passing moment. Moving light.

A frequent question is if I finish my paintings indoors. For 99.5% not, thank God. Because it’s a hassle. It’s difficult! To finish at the scene I will need the mirror. I’ve written about it before so I won’t for now. But I will say the longer you paint, hopefully, the lesser paintings need help indoors :) Happy Painting!

(Never forget that even ‘the great’ painters create stuff that they toss out. Nobody creates 100% good paintings 100% of the time. Never forget.
It’s about improvement. And that’s the same for Everybody. Beginner or Professional. This urge will never stop.)

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SA09-2014 “Seascape Autumn” – Sold

oil on canvas, 60×40 cm | 23.6″ x 15.7″ 2014

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  • Bruce KatzFebruary 5, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    What I most appreciate is how you are willing to talk about the doubts, difficulties and “tossed paintings”…the real experience of being a painter. That’s rare and yet it’s the most encouraging and helpful thing I come across in reading about people’s painting experiences. Thank you for that, Roos.

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