|© 2013 R.L. Delight, Minus the Tide, 6"x8", oil on linen panel
I almost whimped out. Almost. In fact, I even drove to my usual spot, due to the weather, and had turned back when I stepped out into stinging hail. Instead of continuing home, I looped around and went back. This time I got out, shrugged on my painting pack and hiked up the beach.
I painted the above painting plein air, directly onto the panel. A first for me. Time is short today so I knew I had to make that transition. I will still be doing wave studies on loose canvas but I will also paint directly.
No time for measured consideration here. I was hit with three waves of hail, battered by wind, and shivering from cold in spite of several layers of clothing. I painted fast, about 2 hours including set up and take down. I also would like to mention it was a minus tide this afternoon and the tide was way out there.
I took this picture while the painting was still in the holder so the box is shadowing the painting on the right side and the holder. I still have to sign the painting and smooth a couple of paint ridges and then I will take a proper picture.
I have been doing work on my website and planning for some changes to my blog in my spare minutes between. They will be appearing soon. I am off to post this on Leslie Saeta's blog for the challenge before making dinner. I keep nodding off mid-typing. Perhaps a quick nap in between?
Tomorrow afternoon is an errand day so painting in the morning. I will leave you with a picture of my office this afternoon and of my palette and painting in progress. Look closely at the palette, there is hail in with the paint!
|My office was being a tad bit over dramatic this afternoon!
|Extreme Plein Air, hail on my palette!