Jinks told me months ago that I should come to her house; she had numerous barns…
I got busy, life got in the way, and I forgot. One day I was driving around looking for something to paint when I saw her driveway. I turned in.
I was shocked to see 5 barns in the first few minutes. I was so excited, I quickly made my choice and started unloading all my painting supplies (I carry everything with me but the kitchen sink.)
It was a beautiful fall day, and I couldn’t wait to get started. When you paint “en plein air” (French for “in the open air”) you have to remember that the light is always changing, so you can’t dilly-dally.
Although the sun was shinning, I had failed to notice a 25 m.p.h. headwind!
My painting, which I was holding in my lap, kept flying up and hitting me in the face. The good news: there were no bugs because they were “blown away.”
I persevered, refusing to give up. The painting would fly up, I would put it back down. The lid to my palette blew away, I didn’t care. (I chased it down later.)
My paper towels were flying everywhere – I finally had to sit on them to keep them handy. I didn’t give up as you can see.
I finished it in 3 1/2 hours, and yes, I found all my stuff and picked it up.
I am not a litterbug!
This watercolor is now matted with a neutral colored textured mat and a rustic wood frame.
“Jinks’ Barn” – Watercolor
19 x 23 inches
Framed and matted
On 140 lb. watercolor paper
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