Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hike to the Lake, Paint!

74  F  Hazy
I took a hike down in this ravine:

Spetzgarter Tobel

that lead me under a highway through the little town of Goldbach, and to the lake. It took about a 1/2 hour each way to hike there, and I got back just in time for dinner!

#358 View of Lake from rt. K7772 Goldbach, Germany.

11 x 14


My supplies hadn't come in, and I just couldn't paint on that white canvas, so I rubbed a little burnt sienna into the canvas before I started.

I was pleasantly surprised that the ground didn't come up in the white that much.

There was a subtle difference in the white of the sky and the light of the water.

I didn't have a lot of time, because dinner is served for 1/2 hour and if I missed it I would be hungry!

Just before I finished I pulled out the black, I just wasn't getting my paint dark enough.

Money shot.

I got to this spot and liked the scene but the side walk had a lot of bicyclists on it, and the train came by very fast.

Looking North west.

I took a few pics on my way back....

A very old barn.

Each little hamlet has one!

I'd like to get a rudimentary understanding of signs.....

 I got some supplies and prepared for tomorrow.  All that hiking around, and catching up on jet lag, it's time for bed!