The first day, I painted near the house and studio of Glenfiddish Farm Pottery in my attempt to stay shaded. On the way out heading home, I noted the tree-lined drive would be great for painting, so I went there directly on Sunday and was joined by many others.
Of late, I keep being reminded how important it is to paint with the board and the colors in the shade, both pastels and oils. If the work isn't created in the shade, it is often garish once out of the sun. For me, working in the direct sun has become a waste of time. I will find a composition I like, but if I can't engineer shade somehow, I will take a picture for later and find something else to paint that day. I truly wish umbrellas worked for me, but I have not had luck with positioning them. Further, one kited my French easel, breaking it, so I still hold a grudge.
Below is my set up for this workshop's series of paintings. The clipped on car shade worked well. I also appreciate the versatility of the EasyL Pro, which can tilt both the painting surface as well as the painting in order to seek shade.
When I was painting, I was facing 180 degrees from what is pictured, so it was out of the sun.
You might recognize the cedar bush. Completed on site...
Oil on Board