Biting off more than I could chew.Yesterday I must have had a good breakfast because I started the day with big plans.
The morning was cool, breezy and very overcast in Belfast, Maine. I decided to try painting from the footbridge that crosses the Passagassawakeag River ( great name) at the inlet to Belfast Bay, because the clouds were forecast to stick around all day.
I started on a 16"x20" canvas. Of course I didn't get very far before the clouds disappeared and the bright sun came out and moved overhead.
So I moved on to try a spot by the harbor walk. Again I was biting off more than I could chew with a 16"x20" canvas.
This time I got just far enough before the clouds were back. I now know where they went... to fill up with water because they burst open and I got soaked.
So, two incomplete paintings that I am pleased with as a start but wished I had progressed farther.
At home I tried one more time. That morning, before I left for a day of plein air painting I had a visit from a hawk (I think a Red shouldered hawk) looking for a red squirrel breakfast of his own.
When I got back from painting I started a larger bird painting of him (18x24). The drawing isn't correct yet, I only got as far as laying out the composition.
One long day of painting. Isn't it grand!!!