I’ve been meaning to upload this painting I had done during the plain air competition Pintar Rapido back in August. It was the first time I’ve ever taken part in a painting “competition” as such, I even couldn’t decided if I wanted to take part until the day before! The first thing I noticed is when I’m out sketching its very foot back in style, I’ll aways keep an eye out on what would look good or simply draw if I’m at one spot for any length of time. For sure there are times where I’ll have a general idea of a painting in mind, get the right time of day and go ahead. This time with a board under my arm and equipment in a bag it was a whole new feeling of wandering around trying to find a good spot to paint, wholly underprepared. The mind set was different as well, going from thinking that view could work I had to commit as time passed. The big part of the competition was you’d get your paper/canvasses stamped in the morning then you’d deliver your paintings in the afternoon. After a few very light showers I ended up in Kelvingrove Museum drawing a ridiculously complex scene!
I didn’t finish it as much as I wished and ran out of time. If I did it again I would certainly plan it out more and maybe pick a simpler scene.