I’ve missed some good opportunities to get out painting recently. A few times the forecast didnt look promising but the next morning you are presented with a glorious day. Too late to assemble everything and select a location, leaving me to rue the missed opportunity.
Last week the opposite was true – good forecast, but I awoke to a hazy morning. As I was up and prepared, I decided to make the most of it.
At my selected location they were harvesting and the bales added interest to a fairly plain subject.
Then, I walked up and sat down on a few you see on the right and painted this view of the church and vicarage.
Perhaps a few wonky sheep, but by then the sun had broken the haze and I was in better spirits.
I could be criticised by my reluctance to seize any opportunity. But last minute opportunism can carry penalties. Last Wednesday evening I went to a life session. Setting out my equipment in the studio, I opened my glasses case to find it empty. Life is hard enough, but as the light faded it became almost impossible. On this occasion I’d prepared everything before departing, yet still forgot this vital accessory. Grabbing all my kit at the last moment only opens me up to many more omissions.
Still, hopefully, there may be one or two opportunities to paint outside left this year – I just need to be ready.
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