Today was an absolutely gorgeous day here in St. John’s, so I packed up my pastel kit, and headed for a hike/plein air painting session. And also to complete my painting for day 3 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge.
It took me a while to settle on a spot, but I finally unpacked my sack on a picnic table facing the ocean on Torbay beach, just 20 minutes north of St. John’s.
Plein air is difficult because the light keeps changing. You gotta paint fast or what was bathed in light will soon be in shadow.
It was too beautiful to head home right away, so I explored a few hiking paths and trails before the sun set. Here is my attempt at a selfie – notice how I am wearing the mark of the artist on my forehead. Yes, I am a messy artist.