Thursday, July 3, 2014
A couple of weeks ago I spent the evening painting in Prior Lake. This was before all the rain and the flooding. This painting is from the bridge on Hwy 21 looking west towards the marina. I was joined by several of the fishermen that fish on either side of the bridge. Not sure if they were catching anything but it sure was a great night to spend at the lake.
While I was painting this painting a 12 or 13 yr old boy and a girl came up to me. I think they were brother and sister. The boy put out his hand holding $5 and said "I think your painting is so great I want to give you this." I thanked him and told him to keep his money. He was very sweet. I think that was the first time I was ever offered money just because someone liked looking at a painting.
As I finished the marina painting I watched the clouds begin to open up. With the sun close to setting I headed to the highest point I know in Prior Lake, the top Lake Front Park hill by the tennis courts. As I hoped the sky opened up enough to let the sun peek through before disappearing behind the horizon. I figured I had 20 to 30 mins before it was gone so I worked quickly, finishing up just after the sun set and the mosquitoes came out. It is a good exercise to paint such a fleeting subject. You have to respond quickly and not over think things.
|Prior Lake Marina 9"x12"|
|Lake Front Park Sunset 8"x10"|
Dropped my son off at football practice a month ago and decided to squeeze in a painting. The football field was getting a make over so I was able to slip in the construction entrance and onto the track. It was awful quiet when I painted this, very different from a typical fall friday night.
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