|Just back from a long weekend in the Sierras. Alas, the weather was not exactly cooperative. Had a good day Friday, but Saturday it was both raining and foggy. The snow scape painting I did was a smaller, 6×8 plein air sketch. I painted on linen on board, definitely my favorite combination right now. The linen was toned with a pure Yellow Ocre color, something I picked up from Ted Georschner. I left bits of yellow show through between the strokes, which gave the painting a nice warm glow. I had fun with the shadow patterns, and think the composition works really well. This may make a nice studio painting…we’ll see.
|Although it rained and stayed foggy all day Saturday, we ended up having a great time at Sam and Phil’s family home on Alta Lake. Ate, played cards (Shanghai Gin-Rummy), and had lots of laughs.
|Of course, Gracie and Jackson have fun, wherever they go. This is their play time at the cabin (which is at about 3200 feet, no snow)