The Utah State Fair had a "Quick Draw" event today - a competition en plein air. I took up the challenge and painted under a hot September sun. Having gone through three water bottles I still felt over heated!
The hot asphalt heated the soles of my tennis shoes and I kept having to prance around (I must have looked funny).
The artists were supposed to turn in their paintings by 3:30 but I yielded to the heat and whimped out around 2:15 pm. It was one of those "don't care anymore" moments. Ha-ha!
Here's my painting. I received a third place ribbon and cash prize in the professional division. Yay!
I've been using the "Grey Matters" paper palette for my studio painting. The disposable gray colored sheets are convenient and affordable, but when I want to paint a large painting this palette is just too small.
I had a glass company cut a piece of glass to fit the top of my studio palette table and now when I need to paint a large piece I can have a big mixing surface. I clean it with a razor when I am finished.