Cape May Point was the location, and it was hot! My little umbrella didnt provide enough shade.
At home my friend Robin, visiting for a few days, and I worked on a project suggested by Chloe Briggs of drawingisfree.org: we made stencils of leaves and used them to paint overlapping transparent layers. Time consuming but fun.
Tried out some new paper, a block of Hahnemuhle. It's cold press but has very little texture. I liked it but I don't think it'd stand up to repeated washes, which worked out for this week's plein air as I had planned to do quick paintings.
There were so many great compositions-- water, dunes, rocks. I did a couple of quick sketches, then two small paintings.
Stopped at No Frills Farm on the way home for a couple of their beautiful bouquets!
It was bound to happen. Off to a bad start when we decided the location we'd selected just wasn't, for various reasons, working for us. Quickly looked at a couple of other possibilities, settled on one ... but, in my mind anyway, it was too late.
Maybe if I'd done a 2nd version, it wouldve been better ...
Another 2- hour Friday a.m. plein air outing. There are so many nice spots along the Delaware Bay. My friend Gina and I are trying to just choose a spot, set up, and get painting: no dithering over what to paint, we paint what's in front of us. Which I think is great practice. Also less anxiety producing and definitely a time saver.