Yellow Home In Historic Barriefield ..11" x 14" ..o/p
The painting day started out real well. Only the weather forecast gave any hint of rain showers. As a matter of fact, the weather had been quite hot up to this date so I decided to 'sit' for this painting just to conserve energy.
After arriving, it did not take long to set up as I had squeezed out my limited palette colours the night before. I even found a shady spot on a little knol, right in front of my subject. ..Perfect !
I opened a "Coke", put it into the holder on the arm of my fold up chair and nestled in to do the layout for the painting. Things were going well until I noticed the sky cloud over (a little) and a few drops were felt. My first thought was, "Don't mess with the weatherman."
By this time I was in pre-panic mode, asking myself if I should pack it in or carry on painting. All the while I am trying to reach for my white tube of paint from the seated position, only to have my fold up chair collapse and deposit me on the downside of a wet knol.
Upon closer inspection , I found that the "Coke"had been thrown out of the holder and had emptied its' fuzzy,sticky self on my back. I was "Coke" soaked from the neck to my waist. As if the rain was not enough !
That was it ! Hurriedly packing my gear, throwing it into the van for sorting later, I headed for home.
Last evening, I was able to overlook my little embarrassment and have another go at it.
..Glad I did.