Monday, August 25, 2008

BIG Plein Air Post




Okay, here's the breakdown:
1) 12x16" board of thumbnails done up at the cottage. Oil on masonite. A good friend of mine was there, and wanted to buy it...so I sold it to him for 20 bucks :)

2) A selection of thumbnails from a recent camping trip. Oil on masonite.

3) There's a good story behind this one. Last weekend I had the privilege of meeting the one and only Jason Seiler at the Comic Con here in Toronto! We met up on Sunday morning to do some plein air painting. Jason didn't have any equipment with him, so I set up my pochade box, and we basically drew an imaginary line down the middle of it. Jason worked on one side, and I worked on the other side, sharing the palette and paint, and we had two boards propped up side by side. We were basically painting shoulder-to-shoulder the whole time. FUNNY! I wish we had a photo of it. Anyway, this was my painting. I got to keep Jason's painting because he had no way of getting it back home. Maybe I can get him to post his once I e-mail it to him.

4) Action shot, painting the cliffs at sunset. Light's moving REAL quick here. I was painting faster than Usain Bolt.

25 Comments:

Blogger Eric Orchard said...

Ha! Bolt!
these are gorgeous, the 3rd in particular-as a composition. Wonderful colours and solid forms.

7:47 AM  
Blogger Matt Scheuerman said...

Looks like Jason Sieler got the easy side. :D

Awesome plein air. Makes me seriously consider using oil instead of gouache.

8:36 AM  
Blogger GhettoFab said...

man that sounds like a blast! loads of inspiration in this post. the colors are fantastic. Thanks for sharing Marco. you kik ass

8:48 AM  
Blogger Joern said...

Wow, i like these very much. And i admire people who always take their painting-stuff where ever thay go!

12:02 PM  
Blogger RAWLS said...

Thats some pretty fast painting man...were you celebrating before you were even finished it?!?
Sad that I missed the expo, but I'll catch you guys next time! Love the cottage sketches. Great work my friend!

9:28 AM  
Blogger Michael Pieczonka said...

cool studies Marco... I like the ones from up north. Nice one of the brick structure whatever it is.. looks like a Schmid!

9:50 AM  
Blogger Francis Vallejo said...

great story I read it at Jason's blog as well. Sounds like that would be a sight to see..haha.

Love the paintings!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Hey Marco! I meant to say goodbye before I left Pipeline but for some reason I didn't see you the last week I was there.... :( I was on the way to the Ex when I saw you last night, presumably heading home... Gorgeous paintings as always...

12:25 PM  
Blogger Hoony said...

You know what? You are a real artist. So awesome!!!

3:00 PM  
Blogger shou' said...

I love your strokes and color choices man. Look forward to more! :)

8:44 PM  
Blogger Sam "quick draw" Gorrie said...

COOOL! great work marco! and you got to meet jason seiler too! I was lucky enough to meet him this summer too at san diego con. heluva nice guy.

11:06 PM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

It was really awesome hanging out with you Marco! You're quite the painter . . . we should plan a painting trip for sure, would be a real great time! Awesome studies, I especially like the top group with the house in the shade . . . very nice!

Oh, and "We've got the Whole Wide World in our Yard to Explore!"

8:18 AM  
Blogger Kei Acedera said...

Very nice studies!!

9:03 AM  
Blogger Ryan Wood said...

Fantastic paintings, Marco!

11:17 AM  
Blogger benjatoon studio said...

great work man!

5:31 PM  
Blogger Manoj Sinha said...

Great work. I am feeling nature with yor every stroke.

12:27 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

these are coming right along Marco, nice to see a digital guy get out there.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Ken said...

they are all beautiful...your work really inspires me to learn oil painting.

4:09 AM  
Blogger Bobby Chiu said...

Beautiful work Marco!

11:36 AM  
Blogger abhishek singh said...

the thumbs look fantastic .super work!!
luv ur stuff
:)

4:00 AM  
Blogger Beast said...

Nice Marco

12:33 AM  
Blogger Kt Shy said...

That sounds like so much fun!

I love your plein air paintings, they just look so fun and pure and really there's nothing better than drawing outside on a great day (rather than... you know, being stuck at a computer on a great day). Hope the summer's been treating you well! Cheerio! :)

10:17 AM  
Blogger Rob Carey said...

Love that painting. What a great way to paint side by side. Cool idea.

4:53 PM  
Blogger Tom Scholes said...

Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. These are great dude! I need to get out and paint!

10:54 PM  
Blogger RYAN said...

Wicked studies. I'm taking a landscape painting class and this is seriously work to aspire to.

5:53 PM  

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