I’ve been struggling for months with trying to get more than 2 paintings done in a given outing. Most of the time I’ll have 6 hours or less to paint, and at most have managed two in a day. I decided to clear my schedule for two days and have a ready 10 hours to work.
Friday I started later than I had wanted, but managed to get the first painting done in just over an hour (5×7 oil on panel). Starting at a pond in Whitnall Park, I went directly to Scout Lake to paint some light effects on water (5×7 oil on claybord). The day was extremely warm, mid 80’s inland. I decided I wouldn’t last in the heat, so I headed out to the lake front after lunch.
Settling in to a secluded area with a view of a hill that dropped off to Lake Michigan, I ended up handing out another card to someone who had seen me painting there last weekend. I hope these people contact me. This piece (8×10″ oil on panel) took about two hours. I decided I had time for one more, but needed a new location.
I headed back towards home and settled for a late afternoon view of the pond at Jackson Park. The park is often besieged by noisy hispanic kids and the occasional jogger. I had several crowds of kids come up while I was painitng the last one for today, (5×7″ oil on gessobord) as I raced against the setting sun.Read More