Plein Air Painter Dorothy (Stott) Clark www.griswoldart.org
Green Falls Voluntown Connecticut
Above are all the stages of my Truck Painting. After I find my location, I figure out where to park my truck and put rocks in front of my two front tires to mark my painting spot. Then I keep returning the same time each painting session to my “rocks” until I am finished. This is a complex scene of skill and took several trips, each session lasting about two hours in the field. It’s draw paint draw paint. My whiskey Painters Palette of limited color (see my supply list). In staying true to our first American Plein Air Painters from the late 1800’s, no black. All grays and black are mixed. This takes lots of brush time and results in beautiful colors. White areas are limited.
Safety Tips: I first scouted this location with my brother so he always knows where I am. Also doors stay locked and mace is part of my supply list. In today’s world, I developed my truck painting skills in order to always be safe outdoors doing my craft alone. The truck has become my quiet time and sacred uninterrupted space.