|Marianna M. Duford
...an artist with wanderlust
Slate Creek Road, Crested Butte
Plein air...day 2, late afternoon's partially finished painting. After a fabulous beginning, I'm being sarcastic, the day actually ended up a winner! I was up at the crack of 5:30am dressed and ran out the door to capture the first light of the day. Drove up Washington Gulch and set up my painting equipment to capture the first light on the wildflowers and mountainside. I sketched the view on my canvas panel and was ready to schmeere on some paint. Well...I forgot my paint in the freezer in the condo. Luckily I remembered having a bag of back up tubes in the car. I started laying out my paint and then figured out that all my paintbrushes were in my other easel. Dang. I packed up and headed back to the condo and had some coffee. That's the problem...I should have taken the time to have coffee before trying to think! Note so self...tomorrow have coffee before heading out to paint the first masterpiece of the day!