Plein Air Painting: Autumns Glow! Jessica Henry Gray

Autumns color is at its peak here in the Cleveland, Ohio area. I had to take advantage of capturing more plein air before it’s gone! Who doesn’t love the vibrancy of the glow of sun through the leaves. Its the fascination of the immediacy. Here in just a moment- then it’s gone!

Today I want to show you a few things I do to really pull out the feeling of glow in your paintings. I also demonstrate how to adjust your paintings beginning without a thumbnail sketch, in the event you forget paper sometime. I show how easy it is to just wipe off and start over.
There is some wind and a few jets flying over head, facts that I could do nothing about, but I hope you enjoy this video and get out to tackle the beautiful color where you are!

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ART Materials common in all videos (with the exception of drawing and watercolor videos)

Gamblin Paints:
• Titanium White
• Cadmium Yellow Medium
• Yellow Ochre
• Burnt Sienna
• Ultramarine Blue
• Pthalo Green
• Alizarin Crimson

• Gamsol (Odorless Mineral Spirits- available through Gamblin Products)
• Refined Linseed Oil (Also available through Gamblin)

Painting Box:
• Some videos, Open Box M
• Some videos, Both companies- great plein air easels!
Handmade wooden palettes by me:

• Signet Series by Robert Simmons: sizes 2,4,6,& 8

Plein Air Backpack:
• Sienna Brand Plein Air Back Pack
• Small 8” x 10”, 6” x 8” or so panels (I prefer linen or gessoed- not cotton cheap ones) In this video I am using Masterpiece 13″ x 8″ Panels by Masterpiece:
• Raymar wet panel carrier for carrying wet paintings (I prefer an 8” x 10”) You can order panels through Raymar, also

Miscellaneous materials:
• Paper Towels
• Small garbage bag
• Artists plein air umbrella (Optional)
• Bottle of water/snack
• Sketch book/pencil
• Camera/phone
• Hat
• Sunblock
Studio Materials
• Larger sturdy easel
• Misc. books
• Palette
• Work station/table


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