Friday, June 17, 2016

En Plein Air: Pride of Self-Reliance (Oil, 12 x 9)

I had had a craving for painting figures in environment since I did the one of Austin St. Fair. I remembered a scene I saw a few days ago at a grocery store on Metropolitan Ave. with an old lady walking right out of the store while the sun shed light from behind. I noticed quite a number of elderly doing their own grocery shopping in spite of their health conditions. Therefore, this morning, I decided to paint it. I didn't go out as early as usual because I knew the grocery store would not open till after 8:30 AM. I believe I was inspired by Kim English's works.

In the afternoon, I went to Forest Hills Library. At its reading area, I grabbed a sketch of a reader.