What I liked the best (besides the beer) is that you can see for miles ahead, and it is refreshing to paint that far, hazy, ethereal distance.
8x10in "Creemore" Pastel on Canson
This is my current set-up. A cheap 20$ tripod that is still holding up, a modified "Dakota Deluxe Travel Box" that fits about 230 pastels, detachable masonite board with tripod mounting head on wich I tape my painting paper, and "Best Brella" umbrella. I am really happy with this arrangement.
Something that always bugs me is the loss of accurate colour information when photographing my paintings. Often I see my originals and they loose that richness and depth of colour. However, sometimes the photograph actually brings out something better that was not in the original, but that is not the case with the painting bellow.
8x10in "Lavender Hill" Pastel on Canson
This one was painted closer to home at Ashbridges bay. Initially I painted more of the forest, but figured I was focusing on too many elements. So I cut the top part off and boiled it down to what this painting was suposed to be about, the reflections.
7x8in "Water's edge" Pastel on Canson