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I'm Roos Schuring a Plein air Painter from the Netherlands. My Current Blog and website is at: https://roosschuring.com

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Grey Day Cows

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Grey Day & Cows


Cows are beautiful no matter what kind of weather! (This is a slightly smaller size.)

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LSP21-2016 Landscape Pleinair Painting
"Grey Day Cows"


oil on canvas, 19 x 26 cm | 7.5" x 10" 2016
(available)


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Cows near Dyke and Windmills in Evening Light

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Painting Cows near Dyke in Evening Light.


Most of the times I haven"t got the energy to go out and paint in the evening. So this one was the exception! The light was too bright to ignore.

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I always carry my gear in the car, so that"s a lower threshold right there. = TIP for you :)

Create a (duplicate) painting set and put it in the trunk. Don"t take it out after you"ve painted (only clean brushes) & use it again and again. You don"t need to gather your stuff every time you want to go out painting. Saves you a lot of hassle.

 

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LSP20-2016 Landscape Pleinair Painting
"Cows near Dyke and Windmills, Evening Light"


oil on canvas, 24x30 cm | 9.6" x 11.8" 2016
(available)


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Here"s pictures from the scene. Late evening light can be so beautiful. The palette contains a lot of bright & light colors.


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Painting Cows in Shade

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Painting Cows in Shade


As a painter I"m very much aware of "the fleetness of the moment". A moment in Summer, a moment in the day, a moment of bright colors. Like many more painters are. Especially the plein air painters perhaps, they can feel it fleeting by. Anyway, sometimes the beauty is so glorious, this fact is then so clear. Luckily we can paint it. Savor the moment in paint.

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LSP19-2016 Landscape Pleinair Painting
"Everlasting Beauty - Cows in Shade"


oil on canvas, 24x30 cm | 9.6" x 11.8" 2016
(available)


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Rain Approching, Cows and Trees

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Cows going Home


Very often the day starts out bright and at the end of the day it all turns around. Rain approaches here, the farmer gets his cows to go home. Here the brown ones are paying attention, already almost out of my reach. Literally. There are always one or two waiting longer. Funny cows.

 

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LSP18-2016 Landscape Pleinair Painting
"Rain Approching Cows and Trees"


oil on canvas, 24x30 cm | 9.6" x 11.8" 2016
(available)


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Painting Cows on a Sunny Day

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Painting Cows on a Sunny Day


Wow, this year I fell in love with Cows in Sun. Unlike cows in awful weather. Which I painted a lot in previous years. Now the sun was in such a way I could see its dark yellow and pink shine. There are just a few sunny days where this happens (here in Holland). Not a cold light, but a very warm light in the middle of the day. Wow.

 

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LSP17-2016 Landscape Pleinair Painting
"Sunny Day Cows Resting"


oil on canvas, 24x30 cm | 9.6" x 11.8" 2016
(sold)


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ALL MY PAINTINGS ARE DISCOUNTED DURING SUMMER SALE - UNTIL AUGUST 31
go here to browse to more Cow Paintings and Seascapes are here


 

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Painting Cows in Evening Sun

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Painting Cows in Evening Sun.


Below you"ll see pics: how you sometimes arrive someplace and you"ll stop the car to look at the unexpected beauty. This was such a moment. The evening sun made this "see-through" extra spectacular.

It was already late, the cows still here, and I had to frantically paint them before the farmer would take them out of the field. The evening sun makes everything glow. All this while my kids were setting up their easels also. The chaos! But I treat them just like my students. I help, but I also take time out: to paint. The moment doesn"t wait.

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LSP16-2016 Landscape Pleinair Painting
"Cows in Evening Sun"


oil on canvas, 24x30 cm | 9.6" x 11.8" 2016
(available)


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Painting Cows Under Big Sky

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Painting Cows & Sky.


Below I talk about Color Correcting pictures. "My!": It took 3000 characters to explain :) And you"ll probably still email me your questions. There are 1000 ways to Rome is all I can say, but there I tell you about my ways in this.

About this Painting - 
Sometimes you just want to paint the vast sky. My favorite sky moment: the grey hanging over the scene, and having the "open" lit sky below it. Here the clouds are lit creamy around them. And the landscape is mostly in shade. Pretty Dutch scene.

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LSP15-2016 Landscape Pleinair Painting
"Cows Under Big Sky"


oil on canvas, 24x30 cm | 9.6" x 11.8" 2016
(available)


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Photographing Paintings:


Here below a phone snapshot of the scene and palette used. These pics also shows why color correction after the fact is o-so important.

Color Correcting


I photograph in "RAW", after uploading I adjust contrasts, color warmth, then I open it in Photoshop, get the light back in, etc. Color correcting takes me about 40 minutes per image. I then also have the real painting in hand to compare.

arrowwwTip: Often you see your imagery look different on an Ipad or Tablet compared to your desktop computer, phone or other. How can you make sure you are color correcting it "right"? I found that there"s 1 most objective measurement in this. Here it is:

When you create PR material with photo imagery on: the way these things come out is often a good indicator if your monitor is set "right". Right would mean: "What you see is what you get".

Which Monitor is "right"?


Example: When I"ve color corrected an image "right": A) the desktop monitor shows me the same colors as the real painting + B) the print from my laser printer is almost the same + C) the PR paper material I get from diverse printing companies = the same THEN my monitor shows images correctly. (Yes, you have programs to set monitors "right", but I haven"t found these to be my solution.)

After you"ll have to let go of "How your images are shown" on other people"s computers, phones, pads. You can"t control other people"s monitor settings. Or the difference between a phone and desktop monitors.

Doing it this way - (! and you can use diverse printing companies for example to know it"s not their settings but really the image document that decides how the paper image turns out) - you"ll be perhaps "closest" to the real deal: the real painting.

Experiment


Don"t get me wrong: color correcting still is one of the hardest things and often you just WON"T get it "perfect". And you can also use a company of some sort to do the photographing for you. You can photograph using lights, you can photograph in the full sun, or indoors in shade with a tripod. You can use a light tent. I"ve tried all. The best thing for me now is to photograph indoors, using no light except natural light on a mild overcast day. I"m using the tripod and a good camera. I make sure the ISO is set to 300-400. For me colors are most important. I like the manual settings. Not the automatic. I threw out the light tent, I don"t want the extra light on. I found when you photograph with too much light it will destroy the lower contrasts. The more you develop your "seeing" the more these little things you notice, and you"ll find yourself adjusting photos far different compared to years before. Then "brightness" and "contrast" won"t do anymore, and you"ll be fussing for hours getting it right.

Experiment with 1 painting: photograph indoors, outdoors, with tripod, without, on automatic settings, on manual, change things around: and see what works. Make notes doing so and first of all get a good digital (mirror reflex) camera. A phone camera just won"t do I think because of wrong colors, wrong contrasts and the small lens. Success!

 

 

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PS See how nice this painting looks in a Frame - And don"t forget about upcoming Summer Sale AUG 11-31


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