Not the best photo, but it will do. When the show didn't happen. I was determined to make the best of things, so I set my booth up in the parking lot and got some photos. booth shots are a big deal on festival applications and I wish I had taken a little better photo, but it was 100 degrees in that parking lot, I felt I was on the verge of heat stroke by the time I had it up, and despite being white, it was like an oven inside, oh and also a storm was coming. So I got a few quick photos and took it down.
We're all ready to go, but there's a tropical storm in the gulf. Unless she turns and heads the other way, it looks like the show is a no-go.
Which means w
While not as difficult as painting under sail, painting at the marina has its challenges. First is space, the below decks are crowded with canvases in preparation for this festival on saturday. Second challenge is the sun. At first it was a real problem just how fast the paint would dry on the canvas. But I managed to turn it to my advantage, using the harsh sun to set large paint blobs more quickly and pulling off washes that would have not dried nearly as quickly or uniformly. Washes can be especially tricky on board primed with a non-absorbent paint the pigments tend to pool and paint beads up and runs off, but by chasing the beads with my brush and keeping the pigment spread out as it dried, I pulled off some washes that I would not have been able to do if they were not drying in the direct sun. Of course there is also the ever present challenge of things rolling, and falling and getting lost and wet and broken, but that's not unique to painting on boats. That's life on boats in general. All in all, I think I'd prefer a studio with a porch. But it works.