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By the Trains at Carkeek Beach

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At Carkeek Beach. 9x12, oil and cold wax medium on linen panel. 2016

At Carkeek Beach. 9x12, oil and cold wax medium on linen panel. 2016

After getting an early start in the studio and putting in a few hours of painting I headed to the beach at Carkeek Park just north of Ballard. There were few clouds in the sky so I was able to make the painting about the value and temperature changes that were happening above the horizon line.

The weather was ten degrees warmer than yesterday morning, but still cold enough to cause my hands to freeze - I must get some painting gloves!

Here's a shot of the painting in progress:

Plein air painting at Carkeek Park