Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday morning plein air with Emily. We're in South Lake Tahoe and the weather is perfect.

Here you can see me violate two cardinal rules of outdoor painting. I'm painting with the sun directly hitting my canvas and I'm wearing a light colored shirt (black is preferred because colored light won't bounce off my shirt and change the colors on the canvas). Oh well, sometimes you've got to break the rules.


  1. I'm all for breaking rules! Have a great time.

  2. And the third rule I've learned is to never bump into another artist's easel when you step back to have a better view of your canvas which you're about the break here as well ;)

    Have fun!

  3. Lol, Erik! I got another painting in at the beach later today, but Em had enough painting this morning, so I had to go solo. It's a bit rough but I might make a larger, more finished version when I get back home.

    Donna~ this is how I live life on the edge now, breaking painting rules...