For those of you who follow my blog I assume you can tell I haven't been blogging and that is due entirely to the heat we have had here in Middle Tennessee. It has been unbearable and because of it I haven't painted outside. At all. I tried Saturday with Plein Air Nashville and the Chestnut Group at a paint out we had in Hartsville getting prepared for the Land Trust show we are having in October. I tried three paintings and failed three paintings, two being scrapers. The third will never see a frame. All I was thinking about while painting was to hurry as fast as I could to get out of the heat. I was miserable. The paintings got not one ounce of my mental attention, the weather had it all. And it showed. I can't remember the last time I left the field that frustrated and demoralized. Whipped...drained....exasperated.
I have painted in every weather situation I can think of and even as much as the wind frustrates me, the heat shuts me down. I noticed on the news that this weather is to continue for the next week so my blog will be a little sparse.
The piece I have posted is the second attempt at a commission with the first being the July 19 post. After it was done it was a little large for the space at 18x24. Fortunately it sold to someone else and the piece above is the second at 12x16. We shall see.