It started out as a perfect day until the lecture was over and it was time for us to paint. I chose the scene I wanted to paint and spent about 10 minutes setting everything up (I have a very cumbersome easel) including an umbrella for shade because I was looking into the sun. Of course, then the wind started to blow and my umbrella flew off of the easel. Luckily, I hadn't attached it very tightly and it didn't tip the easel over. Anyway, I decided that the umbrella was not going to work and I wasn't going to stare into the sun so I turned 180 degrees and saw this scene. I started to paint with great anticipation but realized that I wasn't seeing the colors very well in the bright sun, especially wearing my much needed sunglasses.
After about 10 more minutes, greatly frustrated and muttering a lot, I left. I was so mad that I had failed at my attempt but I came home and finished it in my VERY COMFORTABLE studio so I guess that this is technically not a plein air painting but I don't care! One of these days, maybe I will become a plein air painter but I think I need to stop being such a big whiny baby first and I'm not ready to do that yet.
Newport Beach Back Bay
Image Size 5" x 7"