We painted today in a remote, quiet place – Lobdell Reserve near Alexandria. No sound of traffic - just the sound of the trickling creek, woodpeckers and happy birds. Most of us painted down in the creek bed. The water was a deep reddish brown from iron in the rocks. Hard to paint that color for it to read correctly in a painting!
This week, I had finally found the setting on my camera that was causing me big headaches and turned that off. My photos today seem very true. Finally!
My painting is hard to understand if you don’t know the scene.
I walked back to the car to get my water bottle, and saw this view down the lane from the parking lot. I decided to work on a value painting using Ivory Black and white. I like this painting much better then the first one.