Please Change With Me.....

 Elizabeth Tolley Painting 9 x 12 Morning Avila's Ranch

My challenge, for the last few months, has been getting back in the rhythm after a break from painting.
I started by believing in the process and returning to fundamentals: working on location, drawing to get to know the subject, painting small color and composition studies and then incorporating all I have learned into a finished painting.
The brush mileage has helped as well. It feels good being back to work!

This week I am back to painting in the studio, working on large paintings. I find that if I warm up by working on a quick field sketch, or a timed studio warm up painting, it makes the studio painting go that much smoother. I get connected and in the right frame of mind to settle in, and paint decisively. I also move my small brushes far far away from the palette and easel!

Join me at my next plein air event:
15th Annual Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational
October 13-20th.

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Workshop Dates 2013 Added to the Website!

Dates have been set for 2013. Please view Elizabeth's website for more details.


Happy New Year from the Elizabeth Tolley Studio

We wish you a New Year filled with wonder and good health!
Libby and Marina
and Tom (Cat)

Oil on Linen 40x46 Framed