Well, I awoke today with a brand new outlook about my new best friend, Aimsir (Gaelic for weather). My terrier self was determined to push forward but I realized that I needed to court this Aimsir. Let him lead the dance. With my shift in attitude, we waltzed through the day beautifully
First location, my-go-to place, Bunatrahir Bay, 2 km from town. Forget the easel. I will work out of the back of the car. (A nice carpenter, working at the adjacent cottage, cut me a 32 x 40 inch plywood board out of scraps). It's perfect. The paper and paint is protected and I get to stay outside and work.
Changed format to 6 x 6. Adding notes as I paint. Everything is so expansive, my 4 x 6 marsh format just can't capture the experience. Next location, back to a country road for the early afternoon.