- Category: Starflower Blog
- Published: Wednesday, 02 August 2017 02:09
- Written by Libby Davidson
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Friday, March 29, 2013: It was one of those strange weather days full of change, spitting rain and sleet on and off throughout the day. Temperatures 38 degrees - 47 degrees F. Thought I'd be painting the view of Mansfield from Essex Way exit off 289 BUT the mountain was totally obscured by clouds, so I quickly veered off to Ethan Allen Homestead to regroup. Walked around the property and settled on a different view of the homestead from the side, with locust trees, fences, and field. Loved the bright yellow-green of the field by the homestead, so quinacridone gold worked beautifully! I had a large black plastic garbage bag which I clipped onto the top of the easel and rigged up a quick sort of awning so the rain wouldn't get on my painting. That system worked pretty well, though I constantly was clipping and unclipping it as the rain and sleet started and stopped so often. A few bits of sleet/rain hit my painting, leaving some white specks to give clue of the weather!