From there we went to the Vietnam Memorial. It is such a pretty location. It is peaceful and quiet early in the day. We have visited the Memorial many times so just asked permission to paint and stayed near the parking lot.
Painting outside and with someone else is inspiring and gives me energy. We scouted our view, set up our easels and went to work.
I may adjust the foreground a bit, the straight line sort of blocks the entry into the painting. I will repost when I get that done.
It is always fun to see the different techniques we use and styles of painting.
It was also enjoyable to visit with the folks that were visiting the Memorial. There are many Texans and Oklahomans (?) here in Angel Fire as it is a hop, skip and a jump from the panhandles. But at the Memorial you find people from all over the world.
Before and after we painted we took many reference photos. Mountains, flowers, horses, etc. We had lunch at Zeb's. http://www.angelfirefun.com/businesses/view/20/ That is an interesting old bar and restaurant that is the standby in Angel Fire. They serve good food, consistent and medium priced. We have been eating there every year we come to Angel Fire. Others have changed and come and go. Zeb's is always here. So some tacos and margaritas got us through the afternoon. Good food and drink is important in plein air painting, don't you know?
Gene's sister, Virginia, arrived and we had dinner at the H2 Uptown. http://www.angelfirefun.com/businesses/view/509/ Very good, too, with prices a bit more upscale. Water was my beverage after a margarita in the afternoon.
Plein Air with Sue, Day 1 http://www.jocastilloartblog.blogspot.com/2014/07/plein-air-with-sue-day-1-photos.html