Sunday, October 06, 2013

"Alpine Spruce" from Artists Point, plein air , landscape painting by Robin Weiss

Alpine Spruce 8x6 oil on panel   Sold
We found one more shady spot while we were waiting for the sun to go low enough to offer the best light on Mount Shuksan from Picture Lake.
Black flies stuck in the paint

The only problem here was the swarms of black flies that attacked us. Even though I was covered with 100% Deet the flies kept coming....They didn't land for long but were a pretty distracting nuisance and kept getting stuck in the paint!


  It was a great spot but we bailed pretty quick and headed back down to Picture Lake.


Lavon said...

beautiful Spruce tree! Can you justimagine before there was DEET!!?

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Lavon! I guess they have some new break troughs out now to replace Deet! =]

Lavon said...

Yeah, I heard something on NPR the last week about some new breakthrus in insect repellent that don't smell nasty.