|watercolor sketch, Arnold Arboretum, 12 x 9|
Soon I was up and moving to the next spot. Now we are in a real plein air painting situation, muddy, almost no place to put anything, exposed, no shade and LOTS of mosquitos - didn't bring the spray! Finally got situated and this is a much more high traffic area but they can't get to me, no sane person would wander into this mash of bushes and bugs but it was the best view of what I wanted to paint. Lots of people took pics of me working and think I'll end up on a bunch of Facebook pages. But one time I looked up and an Asian man is filming me! Ah my first art movie, wonder what I looked like. I wasn't in this spot too long because sitting still I got devoured by mosquitos and it was pretty awful. The painting got ruined because at one frustrating moment before the watercolor dried I swatted at a particularly thick collection of mosquitos on my leg and smeared the paint. I wrapped up and moved to a more bug free area to enjoy lunch and the rest of the day.
I'm going back this weekend but will bring the bug dope and do my hair so I look better for more filming opportunities..just kidding.