|"Dunlop Street, Little India" 6x6 Oil on Canvas, click here to Purchase|
I have my painting from this morning on another camera card, so I'll post it tomorrow, but this week has been quite the misadventure. A couple things I have learned:
- No matter how well hydrated you want to be, don't drink too much water. Not many places are open before 10am.
- You have to be finished by 10am, but the sun isn't up enough until 7:30 or 8, so work fast. It is just too hot. I'd guess it is easily 90+ degrees in full sun by 10am.
- Create a checklist of necessary items. Follow it. Live by it. Don't forget anything on it. (I went out one day, lugged everything to the place, realized my carrier wasn't quite big enough. Which was awful because I had to carry everything on my shoulders. Then I realized I forgot my painting medium, dirty rag bag, and a snack. Grumpy Shelby. Paint was getting gloppy. Painting was a mess. Not a good day.)
- Don't take yourself too seriously. This is for learning, not for a gallery.
Okay, that is all. I'm planning on heading out again tomorrow morning, so I should have a couple of Plein Air pieces to show. Think I'll hit Little India again. I'm also thinking about doing 100 shophouses over 100 days. I'm kind of really enjoying this.