memorial park - santa monica - california photo by oscar will

Memorial Park en Plein Air Painting

This is a quick landscape painting I did last weekend while visiting Memorial Park in Santa Monica, California. The sky was all mixed-up with clouds, but it still felt warm and humid. It took me about an hour or so to paint en plein air on 11×14″ canvas board with acrylic paint. I blocked in the painting with black and colored in the rest using yellow-green, light olive, warm grey, titanium white, and primary blue. Since this is more impressionistic, I do not think I will do any stylized technique on top of this. It may get gesso over it and be considered a practice piece.

impressionism painting by Oscar Will Memorial park santa monica
This painting features two new paints I just bought that may be new favorites, brilliant yellow green and light olive green.

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