Thursday, May 15, 2014
Creek Meets River
This is the second painting I did yesterday - a view of where the creek we were standing over (on a small bridge) eventually meets the river beyond. At one point a flock/tribe/band? of elk climbed out of the river slightly upstream, but were totally spooked by us, so they ran back into a grove of trees just to our left. And there they stayed, I assume, until we left.
I want to mention here that I got a new umbrella recently for painting outside and it has made ALL the difference for me!!! Before, the bright sun and glare was not only uncomfortable, and made me want to paint as quickly as possible so I could get back in the shade (because of course there are very few good, reliable vantage points in natural shade), I also found inevitably that my paintings were too dark because ... I don't know, because I was blinded? Anyway, I ordered my BestBrella and it is not only very light and folds up small, it will attach to ANYTHING, and is very sturdy, bendy, and easy to use. In my opinion (and I have tried a few) this IS the best brella for plein air.