Saturday, October 11, 2014

193 Abstract plein air

This afternoon I painted en plein air using acrylic paints. My intent was to abstract the scene to get a more patterned and design oriented composition.

If I had to do it over again I would have made a more comprehensive sketch. But the sky was in transition and I wanted to quickly record the movement of the high clouds before they changed. Plein air painting often includes the paradox of compromising process in order to get the best results.

I was surprised that painting outside with acrylics was as easy as it was. It was a nice day around 70°F and my paint remained wet on the palette throughout the entire painting process. I painted fast covering the entire 20" x 20" surface using palette knives.

I look forward to trying it again soon.

Brad Teare – October 2014


  1. Very beautiful and perfect in every way, as always!

  2. looks great, different too. i see you in my crystal ball plein air encaustics. camper stove, don't forget the fire extinguisher.

    1. Haven't gotten the nerve to do plein air encaustics yet. But I am looking into the possibility of making acrylics have the translucence of encaustics. Wish me luck!


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