I took my camera but failed to put my photo card back in from the computer. Darn! no photos to refer to or show my spot that I painted at. It was a bit hazy and the love how there is such a change in the lighting.
That rock in painting #1 was very interesting because it looked like an Italian desert cake with all those slim layers, very fun to paint, I tell you what!
I was barely being able to “see” the values and shapes, I was having fits thinking that I was messing up. Almost 75% in, my artist eyes kicked in, always seems to happen the same way each painting session.
Finally able to start enjoying myself. I plan on coming back because this spot is the “land of a hundred paintings”. It is very steep and precarious getting down to this spot and I have already arranged to have my tree faller son-in-law install a rope system with his fancy knot skills. I plan on accessing this area in all kinds of weather and I don’t want to break a leg!
Observe and know your light and changes in weather, it takes a constant awareness and plein air painting to sense the slightest change. It helps you to choose your colors and your approach.
Again, it takes at least 30 minutes for your artist eyes to kick in, be patient and don’t fret if it doesn’t seem to be coming together.
Be stubborn it will happen, if not, just have fun anyway.
Rocks can be difficult to follow, it is alright to improvise, just make it look artful.