Thursday, May 15, 2014

May 15 at Curtis Prairie in the UW Arboretum

I know it was raining and we don't go painting in the rain but I thought I would anyway. I sat in the car with my 6x8 pochade box on my lap and looked out the window to do this. It's not a very powerful piece. Rainy days are more subdued, though. I'd like to go back there but will try a tighter focus. 


  1. Nice painting! Wow - never thought of trying to paint in my car :)

  2. Nice job! I remember Marc Hanson used to do gouache studies in his car so you are in good company!

  3. Thanks Pat and Jan! The car painting set up is not ideal but desperate times call for desperate measures. Hard to get a sense of how the painting will look from a distance but it just occurred to me if I used a hand held mirror I could get a little distance from it. I'll try that next time.