"Sunset - Rex Beach 10/01/10" -- plein air field study -- oil on birch panel 8x10" -- Margie Guyot
Rain, rain and more rain! It stopped for a few hours at the end of the day, so I took a chance and went back to Rex Beach to try to do another field study. I'd finally run out of canvas panels, so used a birch panel, heavily shellacked, my friend Caesar Citraro gave me. Wow -- a friend with a table saw -- who's not afraid to USE it! Worth his weight in gold!
I really enjoy painting on birch panels. Unlike canvas, they are nice and smooth, allowing the oil paint to goosh out freely. I'd paint on nothing else if I could.
The entire sky was filled with dark rain clouds, with the exception of this thin wedge of gold to the north. Right as I finished painting, the rain started again. Chilly rain, too!