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My last post was about glare when I'm plein air painting. I got a number of emails afterwards about umbrellas and I just want to clarify that I have one that I love - a Best Brella. I use it every time I paint outside, unless it's too windy. It does a great job shading my painting and palette! But sometimes, if I don't have something solid behind me, there is still glare on my painting. Which makes it hard to see any kind of subtlety. Maybe I'm expecting too much? I don't know. At any rate, please pardon my bumbling. I'm still trying to figure out this whole plein air thing.
Meanwhile, backing up, this is a scene I painted a few weeks ago but didn't post because I hadn't gotten a good photo (still didn't get a great one!). It's from Clearwater Park in Springfield, 8am. I did this square one on site, and then the one above at home, from a photo and the study. The dark paint didn't photograph well. Alas.