I have a lot of paintings to work my way through and will post a blog about my trip in the near future.
This was painted Monday at the end of Hidden Valley Road in Burlington. It was perfect weather to be outside painting and I had a cool spot in the shade. It is always a struggle for me to tell what my painting will look like when I bring it inside. Sometimes my panel is in direct sun and at others in shade. Sometimes my glasses darken and sometimes not as much. Add to all that the fact that I keep forgetting how much acrylic paint darkens when it dries and it is no wonder I am often surprised by how dark a painting is when I get it home.
This was one of those times and the highlights in this painting are much darker than I thought they were. I didn't think that I could pull this one off because I have failed many times at this type of scene so I am happy with it even if it is a bit dark.