Saturday, April 18, 2015
En Plein Air: Roadside View (Oil 11 x 21)
I planned to clean my paint box but didn't want to waste the leftover paint, so I drove to Packinghouse Road this morning, intending to paint again at Sweet Madeline Honey House since people there were so friendly last time that I felt comfortable to paint there. However, maybe because it was Saturday, the gate was closed. I made a U-turn and drove in the opposite direction. Suddenly, I was impressed by a small wood with dark shaded ground and some sun-lit spots. When I tried to stop and park my car, I began to panic. The dirt road had almost no shoulders with fences on both sides. I would have to block the traffic if I left the car there and set up to paint. Seeing a lady coming out of a house about 50 yards away, I immediately drove to the entrance gate of her residence. The lady's name was Donnetta and she was very friendly with a contagiously happy smile. Upon hearing my request to leave my car there on her property, she immediately agreed.