Yesterday I drove to Tyler White O'Brien Gallery in Greensboro to deliver some new work and decided to paint my daily painting there before I headed back home. I drove out to a lake just outside of town and found this little spot.
Sometimes you can find a great spot but can't figure out how to get there. The gates to the marina were locked up tight. And although I kept seeing these great little pedestrian bridges over the coves of the lake beside the road, there was nowhere to pull off and park. I kept driving around, burning daylight. Finally, I realized there was an office complex near one of the bridges giving me a place to park and climb down the hill to the walkway. The things I do to paint.
The walkway was fairly narrow but I only encountered three walkers so when I turned sideways they had room to pass. By the time I set up, clouds were rolling in so the light was pretty diffused with a lot of haze in the distance. However, the clouds did nothing to alleviate the heat....still a balmy 95 degrees when I finished up. It was a lovely little spot to paint though, I'd love to go back.
This painting is available for purchase on Daily Paintworks.
8" x 6" oil on panel