One of the main obstacles facing any painter working outside is the weather. I have recently encountered this problem while working on the largest landscape I have ever painted. By going back to the same location, I found that the entire scene has changed from the last time I painted there.
An artist has to be adaptable, so as the weather changed, so did my painting. Part of the struggle and excitement of painting from nature is the unpredictability. Nature never really does stand still.
All the colors became softer, and I felt as if there wasn’t anyone around for miles. Every now and then someone would come by, but I was lucky to find a spot not frequented by many people.
As usual, I lost track of time, and left after four straight hours of painting.
So, as I continue with carrying my heavy canvas and materials to the same location a few more times, the more the scenery may change, and I have to change with it.