I was so frustrated when I painted this picture I worked it a lot because it was such a big space to work on after doing these tiny canvases. I am now working on a four feet by four feet canvas. I like alla prima painting but it doesn't work when the paintings are this big! Part of the challenge is when I start, I do not want to stop until done and the meals don't get cooked ! It is such a joy to paint !
Most of my time is being spent out at Magundy River where I have been enjoying some time at home. Life is so simple there, I enjoy the solitude and peace.
The river is rising fast as the last of the spring thaw has started to come down out of the high mountains. It is raining heavily tonight and the river will probably overflow it's banks. On my walks I have been picking the immature fireweed for a salad.
I wanted to paint some summery paintings and these were the result.