42, sun then clouds
I do this all the time, go to a place, and it's a cool place with a lot of potential, and I try and "fit" as much stuff into the picture as I can. Part is the sense of obligation, after burning a gallon of gas, I feel like I have to paint something iconic of that place. Here I wanted the lock, some water, the bright light off the pump house, and of course the truss bridge. So tasked with that,(by me?) I'm thinking I may have missed a better, simpler picture. Sometimes I think that I have to get through certain paintings so that I can move on to the next, like I have to get them out of my system. I also like a good challenge, and to see what comes of it. I know full well that I may have to to a lot of similar paintings before Ifeel like I'n getting it, whatever that means.
Here is my scene, when I started I had full sun, giving me some great contrast but it was glaring off my panel, making it hard to see, I've done that enough times that I know how to just deal with it.
By the end of the session, my light had gone.
#675 Champlain Canal Lock #6 Ft. Edward, NY