#1 - "Banff Airstrip"Original Oil 6x8"
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10/04/09 - (6pm)
The painting that kick started this project found me. I wasn't planning to begin until a bit later that week, had been at the studio attending to odds and ends all day and was driving home for dinner when I passed this scene. All my painting gear was in the car, and I had been gearing up mentally for this project for a couple of weeks, so suddenly it didn't make sense to keep driving. The scene I stopped to paint was a small snow squall blowing through with the trees very diffused and no color whatsoever in the scene, but by the time I rifled through my pack and fished my painting gear out, the storm was gone and the sun was shining, so that's what I dove in to. Halfway in the sun was gone and the rest was painted from memory.
Other than paint on the steering wheel (hard to keep a rein on those brushes), it actually worked quite well painting in the car, which will come in handy when the weather is changing its mind every 5 minutes as it often does in the mountains. Felt great to finish #1 and get the ball rolling. 99 to go!
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