Today I was out plein air painting. For the first half hour the rain held off and I was able to work on a piece I had started last week (middle picture). I was prepared: I had a thermos of tea, my winter coat, toque, and rain pants. My husband also made a quick modification on my easel by securing an umbrella on it with tie-wraps ; ) Between this and the handy things he attached to the bottoms of the legs that allow me to push a screwdriver through and secure my easel to the ground - for windy conditions (pic below) - I was kitted out pretty well. Unfortunately when the rain started coming, it came down steadily. My palette was quickly soaked turning my acrylics into puddles. Ugh.
I moved to a new location under a shed and leaks from the roof made me have to find another new spot. I did find shelter (and a good viewpoint) under another outbuilding and got this painting below of a pine. So all was not lost. But gosh - are we ever getting a lot of rain! And curiously it's always coinciding with painting night! Tomorrow I'll post a close-up of the painting in the middle shot. There are some nice things happening in it but I've got a big problem on the right hand side. Possibly fixable, we'll see!
Still, when you're in the zone and it's working, there's nothing like it.
Photographed in my van in the rain - not the best lighting conditions.
Just before the rain began.
Close-up of one of the screwdrivers securing the leg of my canvas to the ground to prevent it from blowing over.