The Longest Day

Longest painting day of the year

Well, it was bound to happen and Summer officially arrived last Friday and with the longest day of the year on Saturday I decided to celebrate with non stop painting. I started in Mountain Park and ended up in my backyard about 24 hours later.

The Longest Day
The Longest Day

This first is 12 x 12″ view with a right to left composition (don’t like the other way around) of one of the two small lakes in Mountain Park. My emphasis was the clouds —if I have to tell you then it’s not too successful.

Mountain Park 6-22
Mountain Park 6-22

#2 Mountain Park 2PM. A 9 x 12″ view just to right of number one that I’ve painted several times but this one came out interestingly colorful and abstract. This was finished up about 4:30 in the afternoon.

Porch Sunset
Porch Sunset

Porch Sunset. After and early dinner I did this quick one of the wicker rockers lit up during the sunset. A bit shocking color wise and very loose for me.

#4 Solstice Moon. This is a nocturne of the moon as it rose over the dam in Mountain park. I have a headlight that allows me to paint outside at night. It’s still not easy but if you get your colors premixed before you go out it works out a bit easier.  Playing around with pthalo on this and  is a very, very dark green painting.

Summer Solstice
Summer Solstice
Japanese Maple
Japanese Maple

Summer’s First Day #5 Finishing up my 24 hour painting marathon is this view of the back yard. I think by now everyone has seen these threes and plants numerous times. But I’m glad to have such nice subjects just outside my back door.

 

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