Painting under adverse conditions
"Thunderstorm at Donner" 8x10", oil on panel
Today's small painting was an unmitigated disaster, so I'm presenting one of the paintings from my Tahoe trip. I painted this the first night when I was all antsy to start painting. When we first arrived in Truckee, we were greeted with showers of hail, but I took advantage of a lull in the storm to scout out a site and paint. It was cold and windy, but at least it didn't dump on me. Midway through the painting as the clouds started to close in and thunder was rumbling I started questioning my sanity. But the light on the aspens along the pond was fantastic.