|Enshrouding Fog, pastel on board by Adriana Meiss|
The original painting (below), was started on location during the third day of the Adirondack Plein Air Festival in July. The painting was progressing well until the cloud blanket broke up into puffs that kept on changing the sunlit and shaded areas. My struggle with the changing conditions became so bad that midway I just quit. I saved the painting simply because I knew I could finish it at home.
|Original painting done en plein air|
|Playing with the painting...|
|Getting a better idea of where I'm going with it...|
I'm happy I was able to save the painting, and also happy for having taken pictures at different stages of the process, because I still see some good things from the original composition that might be worth developing some other time.