Gift shop full of goodies and artifacts. I could live here…warm light and high ceilings combined with the scents of chocolate and chilies, Hello, good morning!
Once inside the Presidio walls, there is picturesque historic architecture and inspiring display.
This building is particularly striking (and stable) in the morning light.
My interest in red-orange leads me to tone a very small, 5×7 gessobord, burnt sienna.
I then scratch in some perspective with a rubber brush.
At 11 o’clock shadows and highlights are changing temperature so that’s it.
Plein air painting together reminds me of a timed athletic training exercise where team spirit motivates and participants are driven to excel through pushing limits. In this format, painting becomes a shared activity, a means to reinforce shared identity and camaraderie…
…proven, by Harvard psychologists, to be good for the mind, body and…spirit .
Thank-you TPAPS for the adventure and opportunity.