|Skunk River 11x11 pastel on paper|
I went out painting with a small group today. After a delicious lunch and great conversation we spread out along the bank of the Skunk River. Choosing what to paint here is difficult to say the least. Every view and every angle there's something that's paintable. As I was contemplating what to paint and struggling with my decision I was reminded of something my friend David Garrison shared with me, his list of Ten Common Mistakes Made By Beginning Plein-Air Painters. Now this is the ten common mistakes, trust me, there's more than ten and my count is still going. Unfortunately as I was trying to remember this list the only thing I could remember was the part about not having enough wine. Unfortunately I didn't have any wine with me so I failed miserably at that, but I went home with two paintings that may not be masterpieces but I learned plenty from them.
|Pile of rocks in the water 4x10 watercolour on paper|