The day was perfect, sunny with a light cloud forming in the sky. The light was bright but not glaring. The morning was hot, but there was plenty of shade. I walked around the scene for a bit, chatting with the other painters. Perspective was going to be a challenge. Should I zoom in on one spot? Choose an alternate viewpoint? I decided to ‘go for it’ and paint the scene. It would be a good challenge.
I focused on the drawing, using a stick for comparison of angles and lines. Most of the time was spent correcting and adjusting the lines. Then, I massed in the shapes and adjusted the values. About half-way through, a train came roaring by, carrying windmill blades. Then, an hour later, another train passed through the scene. It was pretty exciting!
Pastel on archival Pastelmat paper. Approximately 12×16 inches.