A journal of my painting experiences, including the good and sometimes challenging things that comes with it.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Some things you just cannot anticipate.
While painting at Cherry Creek Reservoir last Friday with Victoria Ekelund, I got this far with my little painting when I was suddenly overcome with motion sickness. Apparently, standing on the rocking dock and focusing on the little details of the painting was a lot like reading while in a car. How embarrassing! The sun, heat and lack of breakfast didn't help (I told myself). So this 5.5x12 sketch has yet to be completed.
I had better luck the weekend before when I painted with Sara Winters. This second painting was done at that time.
So I think sea-sickness, even though not technically on or even near a sea, can be added to the list of hazards we plein air painters face.
I'm such a lightweight. But I refuse to be deterred! I'll take another stab at it soon.
My name is Jeanne Echternach and I am an artist.I've been painting for just about as long as I can remember. My blog is a forum to discuss painting and the whole messy process of creating art. I love to paint and love to talk about it too, so join in the conversation and have fun!