55 "View Off Gibbon Road" 12x12 oil on panel, copyright Laura Gable
I had an opportunity to paint outside today. Most of the haze from the Wenatchee and Ellensburg wildfires had settled down, and so there was some blue sky to be seen. Though the very back hillsides of Rattlesnake Mountain were barely visible. It made for a moody afternoon. I feel my composition is getting stronger. I am finding the value of doing more extensive planning before the brush hits the canvas.