Friday, April 18, 2008
Max's Ride (Plein Air)
First of all, I'd like to apologize to mother nature for all of the terrible things I've said about her since November..my sincerest apologize madame. Today was a about as perfect a day as you could ask for.
Max took a nap in the afternoon so I set up my paint box and did a little plein air painting of "Max's ride" in the back yard. Just me and my paints, the sound of spring birds singing and the baby monitor cranking.
One of the challenges of plein air painting is the moving sun..you can see how much it shifted the shadows from when I began (in the first photo) to only an hour and a half later (the second photo).
One of the challenges of a stay-at-home dad plein air painter is a waking child. This one was cut short in less than two hours.