On the road. Plein air Sunday

This weekend I did a lot of driving so this painting is certainly appropriate. On Sunday morning I had a few spare hours and drove over to the corner of Lower Roswell Road and Roswell Road. This area is crazy with names on streets. They often change as the road passes from one area to the next, a very bad idea for drivers who are unfamiliar with the practice. They also tend to use names more than once adding to the confusion.

I drive this way back to my home in Marietta and I like the vista which opens up and usually is striped with shadows from the tree lined boulevard.  It’s long enough to show the effect of atmosphere and cloud shadows. I’m a car guy so I painted a few in but found it difficult to get them realistic, even with my vast knowledge —way to fast.

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