Empties Waiting, Oil on linen panel, 16x12
"Painted from memory while on location" seems like a contradiction in terms but it really isn't. Two days in a row I set up on this location hoping to capture the late afternoon light on these barges and Autumn leaves. Both days I barely got some color notes committed to canvas before the clouds moved in turning everything to beige and grey. Before I was done on the second day, I was painting in sleet. I had to explain to more than one passersby as there eyes travelled back and forth between my sunlit painting and the grey day, "This is what it looked like an hour or so ago."