Meadow on Mt. Rose: With the holidays, no one else could make it but me. What a difference a week makes. More snow up on the meadow. Today had very high winds, but the roads were dry. I made changes in my painting plan: I packed a small watercolor kit that I could paint while in my vehicle. Good thing too - I took pictures outside and felt the wind almost blow me off balance. But that didn't phase the snowshoers and the kids off school sliding down the hill in saucers. I was in good company up there, but warm, out of the wind and a great view from my windshield!
Here is my set up: a box lid serves as a desk for my lap.
The consul serves as a holder for my water container, and the driver's seat as an extension of my "desk".
And here is my painting:
Rancho San Rafael Park: Carol Grigus joined me for a lovely day of painting. I don't have a picture of her painting - she got a later start than I did.
My painting was down by the bridge over the creek where the trees are almost crawling across the ground. I am still "learning" this medium - trying to do alla prima (done all at once without making mud!).
|9 x 12 oil|