04 June 2013

33 on 33: Day Eleven

It's for this experimental film
Which nobody knows about and which
I'm still figuring out what's going to go
In my experimental film

–TMBG, "Experimental Film"

Today I reached the one-third mark for my 33 on 33 project and I was supposed to look for a spot to paint around Palmer Burris Road (here's my Map of Progress) –and I initially parked at Harwood Estate Vineyards– but I decided to head eastward back down 33 and paint by the barn I'd noticed many times since beginning this project:

The Ross Burris farm.

A couple of hours into my painting, a gentleman came over from his house across the street to see how I was doing (it was cold again, but I set up outside, hoping the clear skies and sunshine would warm me up...it did...barely). Turns out this was Ross Burris ("Ross Burris and Sons" proudly displayed on the barn) and he informed me he had lived here his whole life. We had a nice chat then he went to tend to something in the barn.

Great alternative view.

Looking at the photo above, I'm feeling a little bit of painter's remorse by not painting this scene today (I've filed along with my other possible future paintings). I am, however, trying a few new things, working quicker but more decisively, experimenting with shapes and colours, and it looks like there's a bit of an evolution happening. I'm very excited and curious to see what the next twenty-two paintings have in store for me.


The driveway I set up on was kind of steep, but I kept my balance for the duration. In the last hour or so of my painting, the winds were blowing the canvas all over the place, despite my camera strap and manual bracing, so I retreated back into the van to finish.

And here's the painting.

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