I've been painting two weeks with students in oil, and we've been having a great time working out the issues with Sedona's red rocks. If you've not been to Sedona before, the red rocks can be overwhelming - the red jumps out at you, especially against the green junipers, and that's all you see. I do my best in getting the students to understand that the color isn't really as intense as it seems at first glance.
Strangely, my paintings are taking a long time to dry this week. Except for today, when we're having some overcast and showers, we've had above-average temperatures. It's been downright toasty out in the field. I've been stripping off my fleece jacket and just painting in my shirt (and, oh yes, in pants, too.) So, it's a mystery. I'm using Titanium White, and that usually dries fast enough for my needs. But now the paintings are building up on the "wet painting" shelf. I've even had to move some over to the window sill.
Here are a few pictures of the paintings in situ. Hopefully, they'll dry in time for the next workshop so I can make room for more! As they dry, I'll scan them in and talk about them individually.