Monday, September 12, 2011

Painting Under Pearly Gray Skies & Light Misty Rain

Country Church, 9"x12" oil on linen mounted on board
Secret Garden, 8"x8" oil on Ampersand's archival gessobord

Last Friday was a solid gray day, thick cloud cover, and actually a fine mist in the air, that eventually went into a soft rain. I started in the morning painting the little church on North Main Street in Chincoteague. Even though the light is not strong enough for distinctive shadows, there are soft shadows. And the color in the vegetation seems to deepen. For the afternoon, I went over to Channel Bass Inn, on Church Street there on the island. They are a bed & breakfast with a lovely garden behind them. It's like a series of small rooms that lead one into the other. From a city parking lot behind the inn, there is an entrance into the garden that is a wisteria vine covered arbor. This is where I stood to be protected from the mist, which had turned into a very light rain at that point. From under the vines you look into a curved path that leads you past a bench, loads of flowers and around into another opening, until you finally get to the back entrance. It's an enchanting place, and I was glad to return to see it again this year. And glad I had some cover from the rain!

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