Painted with three other NAG painters at Wilson Springs yesterday. It wasn't nearly so hot as it was forecast, thank goodness. We got some nice paintings. I painted with oil and palette knife. It was great fun and I did better than usual. Then, I looked at my two paintings, one a horizontal rectangle and the other vertical and my horizon lines appeared smack in the middle. I did get some good reflection. I was ready to paint outside after The Eagle Plein Air.
I found this on the phone: I took it while I was painting in the EPA. It is a better photo than the one I took of the painting, framed and hanging near the floor in the gallery. I really liked the painting actually, but it didn't show so well with no light.
Good day at the studio today. We painted sunflowers, practicing softening edges, using a limited palette and good amounts of water to make the pigment move. There were some good things happening and I believe the learning curve was steep.