Once I recovered, I went back to my initial problem. Where was I? Where was my beautiful red barn? In my wondering around town last week, I had become completely disoriented. I did not take note of the street I was on. Only later, when I was back home did I try to retrace my sojourn from Google Earth. Needless to say, that did not work! I spent some time driving around town through every street until I rediscovered my beautiful red barn on Old Pine Crest Rd! I took a few photos of the red barn for future reference and turned to drive back into town when I saw a nice vista beckoning me to paint.
This is the second painting on Old Pine Crest Rd. The house/farm sits on the North East end of the road. The composition is not very successful, but it was a warm up. I find I need to do two or three quick paintings or sketches before I am warmed up and ready.
>>>> Norval House On Old Pine Crest Rd
When I finished this painting, I headed back into town. I found this scene driving down Adamson Rd. just across the bridge. I parked the car on the edge of the road between the trees and went to work.
I like this one better. It has more structure. I bet this scene would look wonderful in spring when the river is not frozen over and the trees are full of colour again. You can bet that I will be back when the buds start moving!
Despite my misadventures, I am finding that plein air work is a real thrill. I can't wait for the weather to warm up a bit so I can venture out of the car and into nature.
>>>> Norval Presbyterian Church from Adamson St.