When I headed out today, there were dark ominous clouds overhead, but the threat of rain wouldn’t impact my decision to go painting.
I make no apologies for returning to one of my old faithful painting locations, Massalina Bayou. I paint here often but there’s always something different to see and besides, it’s close to where I live.
Today was one of those “good days” we all wish we had more often. I wasted no time in finding my subject, getting to work, and accomplishing my goal. Needless to say, it doesn’t always happen this way.
I got rained on a couple of brief moments but didn’t let that slow me down. A lot of people don’t realize that when plein air painting in oils, it is possible to continue painting during a light rain. Oil and water don’t mix, therefore, the rain drops simply bead up and roll off the canvas leaving the wet paint underneath undisturbed.
I imagined I would have to fake highlights on the vessel a little since it would have otherwise been a “flat” painting, however, I was pleasantly surprised when the dark clouds parted, letting the sun peek through and confirming the vision I had in my head.