6x8 pastel on twinrocker
I don't know if it was pure foolishness or bravery (they can be close cousins you know) which sent me to the cherry blossoms downtown at sunrise....ON A SATURDAY MORNING!!!!! I decided it was a good practice painting under pressure, like we do at plein air events.
It's funny I wasn't really interested in the blossoms, my usual muse (light on water) came forth and made me paint her. The sunrise was very diffuse and blinding. I started with this-
Next I took it to the studio to make a more cohesive feeling done just by my memory. Success? No. But it sure was practice painting under pressure! Paul was with me for a couple of minutes. He said in that time at least 100 tourists took my photo. Egad!
Here's a few of the photos he took.