Friday, May 16, 2008
On one of my recent outings, I made it to the top of a nearby hill on a beautiful, sunny late afternoon. What I didn't expect was the wind! It is actually easier to paint in the rain than in the wind, as your painting can act as a sail that takes you away with the bigger gusts.
After getting set up, and getting into the painting mode, there was little I could but batton down the hatches and hang on for the ride! I anchored my easel with a heavy art bag and bungie, and at times had to prop my pallet in between my body and my easel to keep it steady.
In the end, I got the painting done, despite the elements!
This Spring has been very challenging for outdoor painting! The wind, the rain, there have been small windows of opportunity, which I've jumped on, sometimes taking longer lunch breaks from my "day job." Limiting myself to two hour sessions, and sticking closer to home, I've captured some beautiful scenery and had some "good starts," which I will polish in the studio.
My outdoor sales shows are coming up, with the Sidewalk Art Show in Roanoke the first weekend in June. Check out my show blog entry for dates and times.