Ten Common Mistakes Made by Beginning Plein-Air Painters.
- They don’t establish the big broad relationships of color, shapes and values before moving on to the details
- They fail to unify the light side and the dark side and keep them seperate
- They paint what they think they know, not what they actually see
- They don’t have the proper equipment or too much of it
- They don’t stand back enough to really see
- They don’t paint what they know and love
- They choose too complicated of subject matter
- They don’t use enough red in their greens
- They don’t see things as mass, but more as lines that they fill-in between
- They expect too much of themselves, too soon
- They don’t fill their lover’s glass enough times….oops, that’s from another 10 common mistakes!
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