I have been looking forward to a plein air class at Pepperwood Preserve for more than a month. It was today and it was pouring rain, very cold and windy. Despite the wicked weather, almost all 25 painters showed up. That’s how striking this landscape is. Our teacher, Marsha Connell was excellent and helped everyone with her cheer and knowledge.
Those of us using oils stood outside under a wide porch which was somewhat protected. There was a shift of wind though, and most of us were caught wondering how to deal with the raindrops all over our paintings and palettes. I started two paintings of the same section of hillside and plan to finish them this week.