Thursday, September 24, 2015
A field near Hallelujah Junction at so called golden hour. A plein air study in oil on Masonite board. 6" x 17.5". The window of opportunity (approximately one hour) to capture this fleeting sunset light was so short, planning and preparation prior to each session was crucial. (i.e. pre-mixing paints, getting there on time.) I went back to the location several times to render just the right angle and amount of light spreading across the field. A couple of concerned NHP officers (or were they CHP?) stopped by to see I was okay. I got nervous that they might give me a ticket, but they both liked my work and let me resume what I was doing.
This is one of the studies for an upcoming figurative painting that I'm planning to do.