Next Painting Outing at Pheasant Branch - Evening of June 7th
We will paint at Pheasant Branch Conservancy on Wednesday June 7th starting 4:30-5 PM. Yesterday I climbed to the top of Frederick's Hill and painted a pastel of the creek. It is a long way to carry much gear but I got it all in one backpack. I took the small version of a Heilman pastel carrier which only weighs 4 lbs when packed compared to the Backpack size which weighs 7 lbs. The problem is picking the right colors because you have so much less room. I will repack the pastels today bearing in mind what colors I needed yesterday that I didn't have. Most important is having a good range of values. Using the small box forces me to think hard about color and value and it is much easier to carry up that hill. The path winds around and it is a long hike if you have a heavy load. But it is nice and cool and shady at the top.