9 x 12 Canvas panel
I took a week-long class in the Grand Canyon, “Painting on the rim”.
It was, I must say, a week of frustrations: zillions of folks looking over my shoulder, taking my picture, and worst of all, talking to me. It was very hard to concentrate and actually paint. There was no avoiding them, buses were dropping them all day long..
Added to that, a very strict teacher who insisted on us using the exact colors mixed to her prescription. I would every now and then, put some oranges and reds, only to have them covered with some variation of purple…
I did learn a lot mind you, as the teacher was very clear, precise and organized. She had us paint 3 hours first thing in the morning, then a long break, and at it again in the late afternoon, for another 3 hours to get the best light of the day. Two different locations each day.
Plein air is not easy, as the light changes quickly and all looks different before one is finished. I learned to paint faster… :)