3 easy pieces

Bongo

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There's a "strip park" that has a few sculpture pieces, all rather bland. I chose what I thought was the best of the bunch.
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Didn't like my first attempt so rubbed it out and started over with a new sketch
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Now the panel was covered with thick wet paint. - so I had to paint alla prima - meaning one stroke and done, no layering.
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less than pleased I went back a few days later.

the sketch.
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the painting.
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Then I was out of town for a week -- and also bought a brand-new easel -- a Mabef M23 backpack - same make and model as my old easel but with a few improvements.

For the maiden voyage, I set up in a random parking lot and aimed at a cluster of buildings - my neck and the panel in direct sunlight.
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the sketch
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block in
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the painting "TJmaxx" 18"x 14" oil on panel
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comments welcomed
 
I can never understand why some people like paintings with that sort of "look". I think I there is a fairly expansive range of art that I find pleasing, but that is a bridge too far. Didn't hesitate for a nanosecond to paint over it.
 
I love these, especially the first with such an interesting subject. I'm inspired by the same kinds of things. Excellent execution as usual Bongo! ♥️
 
Very interesting Bongo. I admire anyone who does Plein Air. You do it quite well.👏
 
AThank you Flowers!

Sno - I admire anyone that can paint like you. I enjoy the process of Plein Air, it's like packing up for a camping trip to a place you've never been before, with no idea what you'll see.
 
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