I spent the morning yesterday at a Plein Air event at the Riverside Art Museum. The artists were gearing up for their annual "paint-out" and I manned a table demonstrating Golden's OPEN acrylics. This was a true test of the extended working time in outdoor conditions as the table was set up in the brilliant morning sunlight and there was a brisk breeze all day. We started out cool but by early afternoon it was distinctly warm! For 3 1/2 hours we painted and explored how versatile and workable the paint is. The artists were amazed and created little landscape gems right in front of me. I love spontaneous painting so I played for a bit myself while chatting with the other artists. My landscapes are a bit more creative than the traditional type but the colors are fabulous! If you haven't jumped onto the OPEN Acrylics bandwagon, you should give it a try! Layer Love V.2.0 is an online Class that I teach with Julie Prichard on her network. It will give you a great intro to OPEN and its many possibilities. You'll just need to take your laptop outside if you want to learn it plein air!
Artfully yours, Chris