Thursday, July 08, 2010
"Scopper-Upper" - SOLD
This was my last painting from Silverton, and the last painting of the trip. I didn't realize how lucky we had been all week with the weather until this painting, when, out of nowhere the clouds came out (partly cloudy is the WORST for plein air). I spent so much time waiting for the sun to come back out, again and again, that by the time I was done it had shifted a ton and the tractor was lit completely differently. Not to mention the background, which I ended up painting mostly as it looked when the shadows came over the hills/mountains, because it contrasted nicely with the tractor.
At any rate, it was a wonderful trip and I can't wait to do it again! Below are the three of us, delirious at the end of a week of painting and camping: me, James Coulter and Penny Lentz.