Doing it big.
I was honored to be juried into the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust's Wet Paint plein air event this year. This was going to be a little different than other plein air events I have been to. First, you get assigned a location to paint and to make things even more interesting... you only get to paint one picture for the day. Then that painting gets auctioned off in the evening. No pressure right?
I was told I should paint as large a canvas as possible by friends who have done this event in prior years. To me 16x20 was large for plein air.... however, being the brave soul I am I upped my game and boldly went for 18x24.
We had to get up at 4:30AM in order to drive down to Cape Elizabeth and arrive at 7:30. Luckily, she who must not be named did the driving and I ..."centered myself" (actually it's called a nap).
Arriving fresh I scoped out a place in my assigned area ( Danforth Cove) and went to work. I was so lucky, this place was beautiful!
However, the heat was not. This is a very poor photo of the finished piece I took with my phone that evening at the auction.
The venue was very nice ... so was the food. To end the day on a happy note...good news ,the painting sold!