Stefan Baumann, “Grand Old Lady”

Plein air painting tip from Stefan Baumann > When painting outdoors, it is important that you capture this piece first…

BY STEFAN BAUMANN
(stefanbaumann.com)

Sketch quickly, first in value. When painting outdoors, it is important that you capture the drawing first. Many students hurry this process, but I feel that this must be done.

Start with an earth color and cobalt blue to establish the drawing, along with warms and cools. This is the most important part of the painting because it sets the tone and values, so as the light changes throughout the day, you can place ‘footnotes’ on where the light is by wiping out highlights with a paper towel.” (stefanbaumann.com)


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