Yet another perfect plein air painting day. Ardenwood is a great place to capture pumpkins (above), but I was firstly drawn to the sweeping lines of lettuce and cabbage as I drove in. The colors were very striking and I tried to keep them as simple as possible in my painting. I really wanted a much longer piece of paper. I have recently been painting on a 18 x 36 inch canvas and that extreme landscape size was what I needed here. Brad had the right idea working across two pages in his sketchbook!
There's always something interesting going on at Moffett Field. Yesterday there was some firefighting practice behind Hangar #1. Flames, smoke, pour on the hoses... then do it all over again some minutes later. We don't usually see such drama at our paintsites!