An amazing five days of plein air painting near the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland! I arrived a bit late for appetizers, but not too late for dinner.
My visit began with a dinner party, Chris and Henriette, the lovely owners of the Organic Herb farm, Habenera Farm, just outside of Whitehaven were already sipping gin and tonics when I arrived.
Next morning, after a quick tour of possible locations to paint, I set out to claim my space from the massive population of Maryland bugs.
Muddy Hole Road turned out to be a goldmine of possibilities. My first stop at the far end of Muddy Hole Creek, part of the Ellis Bay Wildlife Management Area.
En Plein Air, oil painting, 12″ x 16″, April 27, 2012
My Richard Schmid Color Charts were indispensable. My intent was to capture the essence of the brilliant light upon the marshes. I wanted clean color. More later….. I painted four painting each day. Too much mail to catch up on to post any more at the moment.