The heat drove me from Salem down to the beach to see my mom. I took my paints with me so I would have an excuse other than heat for this migration (not that I really needed one.)
I drove out a side road next to the Siletz Bay Wildlife Refuge to see if I could find an out of the way place to paint. I found a bridge located on a bridge and set up my shop for a couple of hours.
I did a very poor job with my reference photos, but the assignment was to create a value sketch before painting.
Then I went into my “full” painting.
I would have liked to get the marsh grass a richer, deeper yellow.
Then I turned and look east. I didn’t get any reference photos, but I did two paintings.
And this one, which took a leap off the bridge when a car went back and into the weeds below. No rescue was possible (if I wished to live.)