I love articles entitled Day in the LIfe of... Here is my version.
I am standing in the back of my 1990 Toyota pickup truck painting this on the roof of the cab.
This is Benson Park. A nice little pond and park here in Omaha. We actually voted yesterday here in a building at the park. I liked this tree and came back to do a quick study.
I did a quick underpainting in cadmium orange to warm up the panel.
Then it was back to my other park. I think they call it Bemis Hill Park. This is my way of dealing with my fear of painting outside. Do it large! (actually, it was my art therapist/wife who suggested my get out and paint therapy.) That is a 30 X 40" color study! I must be crazy.
I had two problems painting like this. One, I can only cover a small portion of the canvas before the light completely changed. Two, a large neighborhood dog paid a visit to my painting space and left a dangerous pile just behnd me. How careful are you when you back up to check your painting?
Now it is getting late at night. What to do, what to do? Have you ever tried this set up for painting a self portrait?
"That hairline can't be that high! Better check again"
"Make sure you capture that goofy smile"
And so the day ends. It's time for all good little daily painters to go to bed and dream of Ebay sales.