Sunday, June 11, 2006

Clearing Skies

Clearing Skies, 16x20, 0il/panel
$500, unframed
After a rainy morning and a so-so afternoon the skies finally began to clear in the early evening. I was so thrilled to see the sun that after dinner I threw my easel in the car and headed down to the beach. It was about 6pm when I started this painting. The sun was shining as the dark rain clouds were moving off to the north east. There was also a very stiff breeze. I had to weigh down my French easel with my paint box and totebag and hold onto it with one hand while I painted. I also had to have my hat (which has a wide brim and a camoflague pattern) pulled waaaay down because of the low angle of the sun. I'm sure I was a sight to see LOL But it was worth it, when I look at my painting it really gives me the feeling of what that moment was like. Ah, the joys of plein air painting!


Laura said...

What incredible rendering of light! So impressive, Jan.

Jan Blencowe said...

Oh Thank you Laura!!