I stayed the Memorial Day weekend at Lake Alta, a favorite get-away, owned by friends Sam and Phil. We’ve been going to the lake now, perhaps twice a year, for the past 17 years, so I’ve painted it many, many times. That weekend, I went in search of other material, particularly because the light that weekend was quite silver, as there where layers of clouds that prevented full, warm light. I was surprised to see it silver, even in the morning.
Light aside, our friend Rick made dinner the night before and cut some flowers from the garden for the table. Made a good still life, so I set up my easel outside and placed the vase on a red bench. The funny thing is, this same red was used to paint their horse stable, so you’ll see in my next post how the paintings sort of work together.