Sweet Melissa, before the rain
oils on oil primed linen
20 x 24 x 0.25 inches (L x W x D)
Painted en plein air at Cape Ann Plein Air during the Nor'easter "Melissa" in October 2019, blowing 35 mph but without rain. I had to hold the canvas the entire time with my left hand to keep my french easel upright. I also had to align the canvas and easel directly sideways to the wind or all would have been lost. It was an amazing time and one the best most fulfilling painting experiences of my life. Alas is was sold within moments of the show opening. I will be undertaking a larger version in studio and if someone wants to call dibs on it i'll take a deposit.