VALLEY VIEW BARN en plein air
It was so windy and wet I wasn't sure the day would be a good day to be out doing watercolors! Being the brave souls my painter friend and I are we were determined to try anyway! Driving towards Ashland on I-5, I was certain that the storm would hit before we were able to pull off at the 1st Ashland freeway ramp. I love the Ashland Hills and the unruly weather that oftentimes races up over the Siskiyou Mountains and attempts to intimidate poor souls that must be out in the weather. The wind let up and the rain held off just long enough for the two of us to set up our easels and paint. I had already scouted out this location months earlier. It is a place just begging for plein air painters! We were both able to do this painting in about 2.5 to 3 hours.