plein air yesterday, new painting prep today / by Philip Tarlow

7:09 PM: yesterday afternoon i went out to north crestone creek and made 2 new plein air paintings. it was an ideal afternoon and i found an ideal spot; one i've been to before. the light was spectacular, and the only interruption was a guy who brought his fly fishing gear and began casting only about 50 feet form where i was painting. i asked nicely if he would kindly find another spot, and he had no problem. i brought a few sips of a friend's wine and a few crackers with feta, which i had between paintings.