Saturday, April 01, 2006
Mother Natures "April Fools" gag (..and "Apple")
We have a saying in New England, "If ya don't like the Weathah', juss waitaminnit, it'll change".
I tried to do some Plein air painting late this afternoon, there were slight overcast but it was comfortably cool. I went down to the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion in Portsmouth, which overlooks little harbor. It's a very impressive, stately 17th century colonial, the former residents of Governor Coolidge (The first Guvna' of New Hampshire). Get ready, here comes a cool fact...John Singer Sargent, Edmund Tarbell, Isabella Stewart Gardner and Emile Durand were all guests and painted here...I'm not worthy.
Just as I started my raw umber sketch the sky opened and it started pouring. I pulled my gear beneath a pine tree but the rain got heavier and started coming in sideways, I was all done. It was Mother Natures "April Fools" gag on me.
..so I went home and painted an apple.
I am posting the plein air attempt and my apple. (Apple 6x8 Oil on gessoed panel)