“MillerTime Shored Up in Bottle Bay” was started on location during a blissful summer day on Lake of the Woods, Canada. Painting outside in oils is always a bit tricky, especially when you have to juggle transporting a wet painting into a boat with kids and dogs! I wanted to try my hand at painting outdoor summer scenes like the Old Masters and it wasn’t quite as romantic as I had anticipated.....bugs got stuck in my paints, sand somehow found its way into my turpentine. The hot sun soon had me sweating and it was hard to hold onto my brushes! It did give me an appreciation for on-site editing however and I was able to emphasize areas of the composition that I would have missed if I had only worked from a photograph.
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