Recently I had the opportunity to spend a week on a house on the Mendocino coast. The house sat all alone on a bluff and overlooked the pacific ocean and the coastline. It was absolutely amazing. Preparing for this trip I packed up a traveling case with paper in a variety of colors that I thought would apply to this region. I wanted to take the approach of a plain air painter but execute the image with paper alone. The main challenge for this approach is making sure you have the right colors of paper to capture what you are looking at. Thankfully I had everything I needed to tackle the view from the porch. I created this piece in one 2-3 hour sitting with a glue stick, some white glue, an exacto knife, some scissors, and paper. It was an interesting challenge. I quite enjoyed it and would like to try more of these in the near future. This piece was 11" X 15".
Labels: Plain Air Paper Art