Fear can be an effective motivator, at least for me. I was scheduled to teach a short demo/workshop Saturday with the East Bay Plein Air painters. Demos are scary! What if I “crash and burn” in front of 20 artists taking notes, pictures for their blogs, etc. To ensure my Saturday demo went well, I headed to the assigned spot (Legion of Honor) to paint the day before. The weather was unusually warm. If we’re lucky, San Francisco will have a day or two of temps in the 80’s. It was that kind of week, a perfect morning to paint my pre-demo test.
This is the result. I’m happy with it, and the following day I practically painted the same thing, only larger. The group did a great job documenting the demo. I’ll post their PDFs/pics in the next few days. Until then, enjoy this light-filled study, and if you know San Francisco, you’ll recognize the two steeples on the horizon.