Trying something different at the Lake

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.

Ventured out . . . Townshend Lake

A Snowy Stop for Tea, gouache on paper approx 7×6 inches

Ventured 5 miles north to a snow-obscured view of the West River and surrounding mountains. Painted 2/7/22 #driverseatart #gouache

Before the flurries began

A lot of time, not so much focus

Unfinished work, summer 2021

There’s been a lot of time spent burning fuel on Route 2 but this autumn should be more focused with Vermont at its best.

Light & White

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.

Painting Through a Vermont Winter

West River:Isn’t it Spring? – oil on canvas 18×18 inches

I shifted things around and got myself a functioning studio, just a little chilly in February – time to look into diy insulation.

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