Weathered Bluff, 12 x 9, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2012
These two paintings from the Door County Plein Air Festival are completely connected, story-wise, so I am posting them together...
I got up very early one morning to paint the rocky cove above. I was sure that the morning light would be just gorgeous, but about 20 minutes after I started, it began to rain. Clearly a big storm was coming so I had to quit. Packing up my car, I noticed the "Stormy Lake" view below and determined that I could paint that scene under the tailgate of my rental car. The storm got louder and wilder. Eventually, I was completely inside the car, cross-legged, and finished the painting with my easel practically in my lap.
I did go back the next day for the "Weathered Bluff" painting - I was committed! It was overcast again, but still beautiful. I do want to go back again sometime when it's sunny! Hopefully next year?? :)
(Again, please forgive the blurry photos, I did not have the right equipment with me to get good images. Still kicking myself.)
Stormy Lake, 12 x 9, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2012, NFS