Rodger LaPelle last March, so I thought it would be good to try the subject again for two reasons, the fist to compare the two paintings to see how much growth or progress I have made as a painter since last year, and the second to see if it will bring me a sale.
Below is Lexi's wonderful, bold composition! I love this paintings and one of the great things about painting in a group of good painters is to see how they also interpret the same or similar subjects. You can learn a lot from each other on painting trips like this.
Nancy Bea Miller works on her painting of the same Sheep barn with our friend the the one-eye'd horse. Dan Morano decided to do drawings instead of painting and Kathryn decided to take a nap. She reminded me of one of Sargent's figures in the grass. Dan with his drawing of the sheep barn which was a popular subject this afternoon. Dave painting the old Darby Road Bridge.
Patrick Neilson, a fellow PAFA student who just finished his first year in the master program along with Nancy Bea, found another great view along the nature walk and produced a few compositions during the paint-out.
Here is one of Patrick's paintings from the afternoon. Eventually hunger overcame everyone and we just couldn't keep going on apples or empty stomachs and packed up and headed over to the LLanarch Diner on Townshipline for some lunch or dinner. It was a great and very successful day for us as a group and just a lot of fun overall. Word has spread and so a few more painters are looking to join us on our trips out into the wild or into the urban to paint, paint, paint!