This week the plein air group painted at the property of two artist friends. Sally and Ken have magnificent views of High Falls.
Keith Thurgood and I were standing out on the rocky riverbed. The mosquitoes in the bush were horrendous but in the open we had a swarm of dragon flies taking care of them.
There is lots that I like about this painting but I realized when I got home that I have the falls and dam too high and narrow. The beauty in the dam and falls lies in the width as much as the height. It is a long concrete wall.
I am an artist who works almost exclusively from life. Either in front of a sitting model or outside at my easel or better yet sitting on a rock during a canoe trip.