This is the spot and subject I painted on the first day, which was overcast and grey with periods of light rain. Only once did some blue sky show through so I recorded the color and shadows quickly.
Here's the finished painting,
" OLANA PAIR"
Day two of painting was sunny and warm so I was able to stand in the field and create this painting of the barn. The shadows were stark and long, while clouds dotted the sky above. I loved the color contrast of my sepia underpainting of the clouds against the blue sky...so I kept it. It made for a moody work which was purchased by the new president of The Olana Partnership!
The finished painting,