|10x10 pastel on wallis|
Oh dear! I am not off to a good start. I have fallen victim to the white disease. I know color makes light. Yesterday and today the light has been influenced by the hazy, hot and humid conditions (temps in the 90s). Everywhere it seems white, touched by lemon meringue. I have been guilty of painting what I see.
I know that a good picture is a mix of beautiful color and neutrals- grays (mixes of the beautiful colors.) I know whites are non colors. Still my track record is awful. Last night, after painting, I returned to my host family's home and I borrowed their vacuum cleaner and sucked all the offending pastel OFF that painting! That one may get a second chance tonight.
Today and I painted two so far. Still I don't think I can exhale yet.
PS These plein air competitions are like running a long distance race. Just like horses charging at the gate. Like that horse, I was so hyper yesterday. I guess I still am.