Friday, April 2, 2010

Gouache-en Plein Air-Condiments

Boy was it ever a fun plein air session last Saturday! It was very cold outside and only two of us brave soles ventured out.  We ended up at a local Caribou Coffee shop and sat inside to paint. I looked around and decided to paint a high counter of various condiments and creamers that were sitting on the top of the cabinet.  The light was hitting the containers and reflecting off of them; so I thought it would be a good challenge to try and capture the reflections on the surface of the cabinet and the containers.  Painting stainless steel is very difficult for me, so this was a good plein air challenge. 
Here is my finished painting, gouache on mat board, approx. 6 x 8.


  1. I love it! Your choice of subject material is excellent. Such a chanage from your usual pastoral scenes. I love it!

  2. Cindy, glad you like my change of pace. What interested me in this subject was all the reflections. It was a challenge to get the colors of the reflections and the shapes to look right.