On Saturday I joined 3 others in the Eugene Plein Air group to paint at Garden Lake Park in Creswell. I had never been there before. It seems like a promising location to try again. It was 39*, the coldest weather I've ever painted in. I managed to stay warm and hope to meet them again on the 30th.
I tried Alizarin for toning the canvas and am happy with that. I also like how the blue looks shading the red bushes in the foreground. It was the color I had mixed up for the trees. I just kind of accidentally used it. Maybe using a complement can be a shading technique? Landscapes are difficult for me, but I really want to figure it out.