Saturday, July 23, 2011
8" x 10" Oil on canvas panel
The scene is Difficult Run about a mile up from where the stream empties into the Potomac River in Great Falls State Park. I painted it on site and the conditions were challenging...This was the first time I had ever tried hiking to a location with my travel easel so there was a bit of a learning curve. To make matters more difficult, a small piece of the easel that keeps the paint and brush tray from sliding out broke off and all of my supplies emptied onto the ground...then I had to figure out a way to keep the tray from continually sliding out while I was hiking...Once I worked through the glitches though, I really enjoyed painting outside and hiking to my location. The day was really overcast, which may have made the painting easier because there were fewer lighting changes. All in all, I like the way the painting turned out and I can't wait to get outside again!