|Outside Bishop Oil on 12" x 16" canvas panel|
|Eastern Slope Oil on 12" x 16" canvas panel|
After lunch, I set up under some nearby trees and tried to paint the distant mountains. I didn't catch the intensity of the high desert light in this picture, but overall I was pleased with it. It's the kind of "pure" landscape that I always have such trouble with, so I felt that it was not too bad with that in mind.
We did paint one more morning before heading home around noon, but my painting wasn't successful at all. The real highlight of the last day was watching the local kids come down to swim in the Mill Pond and to use the rope swing tied to one of the big trees overhanging the pond. Growing up in a small town definitely has its compensations. With that it was goodbye to Bishop and my artist friends until next time.