I had very little experience with plein air painting before attending her workshop. I was looking for a method that made the task a little less daunting and came away from the week with Jennifer armed with a step by step way to take what seemed like an insurmountable
Her method involves doing a thumb nail sketch and then assigning one of four values to each shape.
The first day we concentrated on doing black and white paintings using 4 values.
The next day we did the same exercise but used colour to represent the values. Here is my effort.
Further on in the week we were able to complete several small paintings using the method above.
I took advantage of one of the other students painting up on the hill.
I came away from the experience armed with technique, method and enthusiasm. I hope to spend many hours this summer outside enjoying plein air painting.
Here is a photo of one of Jennifer's demos.