12X16 oil. I helped to organize a PAWA (Plein Air Washington) paintout at Bloedel Gardens on Bainbridge Island at the end of August. 25 people signed up and we very much enjoyed two days of painting followed by munchies and 'show and tell' at Fay Bainbridge Park late afternoon. Bloedel is a wonderful place to visit and paint and we were made to feel very welcome.
12X16 oil. We had 60 days with no measurable rain, and then comes the friday of the paintout , with 15 eager painters, and it rained all day. The intrepid ones stood under trees and got soaked but the sensible ones like me ( or are we just wimps?) stayed under the roof of the Japanese House in the gardens.
12X16 oil. Another lovely morning that started out with heavy mist and grey skies, which is actually what I wanted to paint. It quickly changed to sun and blue sky which really was a completely different painting. I think this is the transition stage.
12X16 oil. This needs a bird or two, or a seal, or even a penguin or two. In actual fact I was trying to paint one of those slightly foggy, misty days where the sky and the sea are just about the same color and the land is barely visible. There are lots of days like that around here, and I find it magical. However, because the paint was really thick this is what happened, but I like it. Maybe later I will amend it.