Lowell Larimer Road II, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, work in progress, copyright ©2012
I've been working on a painting of the rich farmland that sits between Lowell Larimer Road, Highway 9 and Marsh Road, in Snohomish. These studies and progress shots, which I will add to as the painting progresses, show both my setup and my working process. The first three 'work in progress' shots were from the same day, with the third image representing work that was done in the studio. The two small pochade studies were done on a different day than the large piece, a day with considerably more cloud cover. The horizontal study was done in the morning, the vertical in the afternoon, as the clouds began to burn off.
Here is my setup for the painting. One of the biggest challenges was positioning the umbrellas to insure that the painting (or at least most of it,) was in shade. It got a bit windy as well, and although the umbrellas are vented, the wind still threatened to blow the painting and everything else into the blackberry bushes.