Monday, July 8:
Warm with rain, clearing by the afternoon, 80 F
Eagle Cliff, Eagle Bay, NY. Tuesday, July 9,
Warm, similar to yesterday. 80 F
Here is the initial block in.
Here it is finished.
I showed the finished painting to a friend of a friend, who was up at the cabin, he said the view was very special to his dad and would I paint it again, for him, that's Friday's painting.
Wednesday, July 10 Upper Pond, Uncas Rd.
Here is the finished painting from Upper Pond, I had forgotten my camera, so I took this back at the cabin. The light here too was strong as it went down in the west. Water, water, so much water!
Thursday, July 11. Billy's Bald Spot, Martin Rd, Big Moose, NY.
Same weather pattern.
I had arranged to do the commission tomorrow, and wanted to get more "big views" under my belt, so I chose this spot. I had come up here last year, and continued down the trail to Squash Pond, so I knew the site, and it was only .4 of a mile (mostly steep up hill)
Here is the first block-in.
Here is where I got it to after about 2 1/4 hrs.
Here is the place, I liked having the tree tops in front of the scene, although at first I thought it was annoying.
Friday, July 12, Eagle Cliff, Eagle Bay, NY.
This is the view I chose, it's a bit west of the one I did on Tuesday, and it's the afternoon. After yesterday's painting I decided I wanted to incorporate more tree tops, and I was glad I did.
Blocked in, mostly.
This is three hours work, I just didn't want to stop, even though I can see things that could have been developed more, I think my patron liked it.
When I look at the painting and the photo together I can see the differences, some of them I like and others not so much, but all in all not too shabby.