Plein air painting again! This time in the backyard. Ignore the white blob on the top corner; it's from a clamp I couldn't get back off the canvas. Found some problems with the pochade box I need to get fixed. 1) I need more space for mixing colors. It's a really small box. 2) There's no clamp for the canvas, so I used this giant green clamp that Pete lent me. The only problem was, I couldn't move it by myself. It was too stiff.
Oh well, live and learn!
I also noticed I started massing this one in too dark a value. More adventures to come as I figure it all out!
The same view, slightly closer.
Peter Yesis, master painter, at work on his plein air study.