Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fire's Creek/North Carolina

This is another little plein air painting, 8" X 10", oil on canvas. I usually wear cowboy boots while I paint outdoors. I had to climb down a 20 foot incline at about a 45 degree angle in those high heels. Cowboy boots saved me for all the hours I stood to paint (I was one of the few who oil painted morning and afternoon at art school) while I was in art school so I'm not about to stop wearing them, but they are not that easy to scale an incline like that. I was able to set up amid the mosquitoes (I carry an insect repellent with me) and carry on amid the kids with their inner tubes floating by and people walking their dogs. Anyhow, it was a great day to be out -- in the 80s and humid but cool by the river. This one took about an hour and a half. Fun fun fun no matter what.

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