Sunapee Harbor draws us back several times a year. I have at least 4 Sunapee paintings waiting to be done or UFO’s as some call them: “unfinished objects.” The weather suddenly cooperated after weeks of hot, dry mornings. First we get coffee at Fenton’s Landing, then we mosey on by the Wild Goose Country Store to see what’s new and read all the funny signage they have for sale.
Then I set up to paint while my husband reads-and dozes off-and reads some more. I decided to work more on the background and dramatic clouds.
While the morning started out with perfect blue skies and cotton ball clouds, the breeze blew in rain clouds and completely changed the light. That is the biggest challenge of painting en plein air-swiftly changing light. You have to remember the colors and stick with them.