Garden Path with Rhodos 8"x10" Oil on Canvas Panel
I've just returned from my second Opus Outdoor Challenge. The day started out with rain and I thought I'd try and find a spot with lots of colour and keep my saturation up high. Last year we had been surprised by a larger canvas panel. That took me all of the time available, this year the panel seemed so very small at 8"x10" but even under a tree I had my palette pooling with rain water. I gave myself 1.5 hours to paint this and spent the rest of the time with my friend Michael King. Michael had said he was going to try and paint his piece in an hour but since it was a grey rainy day he was going to give himself a little longer. I took that as a challenge. I very much enjoyed meeting and seeing what others were doing and how they seemed to be handling the weather. I very much enjoyed the day regardless the weather.