Tuesday, August 31, 2010

No Vacancy - The Black Smith Inn

Early Tuesday morning, we headed into Baileys Harbor to paint in town. I picked a nice shady spot to paint the entrance to this beautiful bed and breakfast...... called The Black Smith Inn. The entrance faces the street, and the back faces the lake. I loved the way the sunlight spilled in between the two buildings.

It is best to paint with your canvas and palette in the shade... not only for comfort.... but for achieving the correct values. Remember that ultimately your paintings will hang on a wall under indoor light. If you were to paint in direct sunlight, you would not be able to judge color values well and the painting, when brought indoors would be too dark overall.

The abundance of flowers are everywhere you look! I am in heaven.... sipping cappuccino in my left hand.... and my paint brush in the other!!! A perfect summer morning.... cool breezes... birds singing.... great painting buddies.... who could ask for anything more.

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