Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Last Light through the Trees
This is my hardest week because since it is the rare time I must work full time. Painting time is so limited and reluctantly moved into a less productive time. "Push through, it is only temporary," I tell myself. It certainly makes me realize just how important habit is (a real schedule from which to paint.) I think it is the certainty... the unquestionable nature of it that I appreciate.
Today's work was to go back to the field on which I have based the bottom painting. The top painting is my plein air work today. I painted the light just before the setting sun; the second painting's light. After finishing I just stopped to observe. A camera will never capture the light I need. Instead I must feel it and remember. I return to the studio ready to continue.