Saturday was the August meeting of our monthly plein air class. We
painted at Deer Island, under skies that definitely improved during the day. We had been promised rain, and the possibility of thunderstorms, but all turned out much better than expected.
Here's a 16x30" demonstration from the class. I was speaking of many things, and what I said may have made more sense than the resulting oil sketch might imply.
Subsequently, in my studio, I did some reorganizing, and chose a warmer afternoon light. Whether the trees are golden red because of the afternoon light, or because it may be autumn, is anyone's guess.
I may not keep it in this color scheme, but I now believe in the place, and my job gets easier.
The orangey-red is a bit startling. We'll have to see what happens next.