Lenhart Farm. 9x12, oil on linen panel. 2015
Today's paint-out was at Lenhart Farm in Hillboro, VA. It's right up against the Blue Ridge mountains and situated so that most of the views across the fields have the morning sun in your eye. Add in swarms of flies, 91F heat and a lack of sleep and it makes for a difficult painting day.
Nevertheless, I stuck it out and tried hard to make this painting work. I spent more time than usual to tidy up the paint while I was there so that when I got back to the studio I only had to pick out a couple of fruit flies for it to be finished.