Today was gloriously 50 degrees! a “get some fresh air while painting” kind of day. It was a quick painting session to try out painting on aluminum flashing – yes, the same stuff that’s on your roof. When the 3 coats of acrylic gesso were dry; I got out the door and into the “wild”. I attached the panel to a slim board with Velcro dots. Next time I’ll try double-sided tape. So slick even with 3 coats. This will take some practice.
Used a double primary palette to keep things simple – first day out this year and of course I forgot things. ie pliers for the stuck paint tube cap, etc.
Painting from observation becomes tricky when the scene is ephemeral. With the fresh morning snow? or just the greenery of 11am? Backlit still life? Sure! Easy Peasy. We set ourselves up for challenges and then complain. This was my February.