Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Road 29 Slough

It was a muddy water hole on Road 29 that was great for cast reflections. Unfortunately, the shadows moved in when my painting began. I had made some sketches so returned to them when I got to the slough. It started off cool and windy but got better as the morning went on. The other painters all found something in the area to paint. There were old pipes and tractors. Everyone did a good painting of the scene. The sun was very bright and made it difficult to judge values. I did turn my easel so my painting was not in direct sunlight and that helped. I had my bungy chord to hold down my palate so I was ready for the wind. For me, there is nothing more difficult than painting on a windy day.

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