My "Outdoor studio" set up with 24x36" panel
I'm finally feeling like I have my life back in order after my past two adventures. It's funny how we love routine and then hate it because of its common place, old boring ways. I love the adventures but also love returning home to my old sameness. My equipment has returned back home from Easton and my home is getting back into reasonable shape with all my supplies organized and stored for the next impromptu paint out. I have been taking time painting outdoors in a make-shift studio out in my backyard. I've had this large umbrella from festival days gone by and propped it up to give me even light over my easel. I then set up a long shaped card table with a long slice of old plexiglass that I fashioned for my oil palette. Then I put a drop cloth under everything along with a cushion to ease my back on the cement. I'm ready for something big!
I started out with my typical "orange" underpainting as you can see above. I thought "Gee, I use orange when I pastel paint, why not with oils?" Not sure of it's outcome yet, but it makes sense to me, and besides, it's OK to experiment, right?
Here is what is on the easel now...yet to be finished.