HECTA HEAD LIGHTHOUSE FROM THE SOUTH

Prints of this painting can be purchased here now: http://www.inprnt.com/gallery/jeremiahjolliff/

Unfortunately, a timelapse video was not created for this artwork.

This is an Original Oil Painting executed en plein air by Fine Artist Jeremiah Jolliff

This was one of my plein air paintings. It was a very windy day and there is a lot of sand from the beach that became stuck to the painting.  That is a true indicator of working on location.

A great tool to use when working on location is the The Color Wheel Company ViewCatcher Artist’s View Finder view finder. This nice little product really aids the contemporary artist in finding a good composition for the painting. A good support to use when painting alla prima out of doors is Strathmore 200 Canvas Paper. It is very cheap and easy to mount onto Grafix Medium Weight Chipboard Sheets using Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive.

This was one of my very early attempts at painting en plein air. The resources that can be found in the book entitled: Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting were invaluable. This should be one of the first books read by the aspiring landscape painter. The advice is sound and the philosophy timeless.

Painting alla prima on location can be very challenging and it is very important to have a stable and durable easel or pochade box. There are many on the market but most are made in china and are not heavy duty enough to withstand the toils of plein air painting. Ben Hagett makes an outstanding pochade box which can be purchased at his website alla prima pochade.

Ben Hagett’s pochade boxes are the best on the market. He hand crafts each one and they are of extraordinary craftsmanship. Since he makes every pochade box himself, there is a wait time. In my opinion, it is well worth the wait because these pochade boxes are high quality.

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