|Summer Weeds, pastel on board by Adriana Meiss|
The plein air group I go painting with has been very active this summer. This pastel is from the second time we went painting to the Grey Barn Farm in Tully.
This time it took me a while to find something to paint that was different from the previous visit there so I settled on the weeds. I had to set my box on a slope which made it painful on my feet and after an hour I had to call it quits.
Once in the studio I had to make several changes for the painting to read well, like lightening the color of the hill and trees in the background, and getting rid of a distant tree. As it invariably happens, once posted here, I saw several things that needed more fixing, but in general, I'm happy with the atmosphere of the painting.