I am going to try to tell this in chronological order and that means reversing the process of posting on face book. I did learn however that I can copy the test and transfer it to the blog.
Great time last evening after the Quick Draw
hanging with other artist and shooting the bull. We are spread out all
over the place so some of us haven't seen each other since we got here. I
awoke to a familiar sound early this morning. The pitter
patter of rain. It was kind of clouding up yesterday evening. This is
the last day to paint. All works must be turned by 4 pm. The big opening
is tomorrow. I sleep in a bit while it rains but I can see it is going
to let up. I load up and go see what I can find. As I drive toward
Borrego I look up and see snow capped mountains when the clouds break.
Snow in the desert! Hmmmm. I gotta do something with this. I set up
trying to hide from the gusty wind. The sun is from the wrong direction
to see what I need to see and keep the sunlight off my panel and pallet.
I attach my Plein Air umbrella to the camper on my truck. I know from
experience not to attach it to my easel in the wind. Even attached to
the camper it wants to flop around. So I tie it with a bungie cord to
the camper door. It worked fine until a huge gust of wind came from the
opposite direction and turned it inside out folding it like a bridge.
During this time it went from full sunlight to dark and raining and back
again at least four times. Welcome to Plein Air painting.
Snow in the Desert 11x14 oil on panel