Old Crimson Farmhouse #2
Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge 2014, my third year doing this challenge and 3rd time lucky. I'm very thrilled to have won 1st price in the Langley area challenge.
The day started with some drizzle and I moved back under a tree which changed my original approach to this scene. I wanted to do a portrait of the tree but give the water a lot of interest. Instead the tree and it's subtle mossy colours became my focus.
I didn't get a final photo of my painting and it will be at Opus Langley on display for a week. The photos here show the painting about 3/4s done. I was pretty pleased with my piece and felt I had captured this lovely old tree.
The fog was thick all morning and didn't start to clear till well past noon.
I've started a new series of plein air paintings along the Pitt River. My first efforts this early spring were at the duck pond in Colony Farm Regional Park just down the road from me now I'll work my way up and down the Pitt River.