Friday, April 12, 2013

Painting the Carlsbad Flower Fields

Today we went on a field trip to paint the flower fields in the Carlsbad, a coastal town in Northern San Diego. I almost cheated and brought my watercolor paints instead of my acrylics because there is so much less equipment to bring for outdoor watercolor painting.
Once I got my acrylic supplies into transportable form, which was a sparkle rubbermaid container with a handle that we used to use for doll clothes and a laminated shopping bag, I found taking acrylic paints out wasn't that overwhelming at all.

4 comments:

Polly Birchall said...

So lovely and cheerful. Great painting. Admire you for using acrylics, they dry so fast.

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

lovely! the bottom photo would also make a wonderful painting!

Barbara Roth said...

Polly, you're right the acrylics dry really fast. Even faster when you're painting outside. I am mixing in Golden brand extender fluid and that helps the paints not dry so fast.

Barbara Roth said...

Myra, you're right, I think the bottom photo would make a good painting too. Thanks for the idea, I like the idea of adding the people and I'd like to do more paintings of this subject but the dogs keep getting in the way.