Okay, this painting is probably a little crazy, and certainly not your typical “sunset” painting, it’s the view looking towards the sunset from the back of the beach house we rented on Galveston Island. I wanted to challenge myself with a different lighting situation so I rearranged the patio furniture so I had a table to paint on and a chair to sit in with this view towards the west. This was fun to do, though difficult; the sun was going down fast and those shadows kept changing and it was getting dark. But I think this is one of my favorites from our little trip.
After I finished a painting I put each one on the fireplace mantle in the beach house to dry. It was fun to have this little collection of paintings which I added to daily. Who knew plein air painting could be so much fun? Not me, but now I know.