On Location

I painted this cafe sitting on location down by the lake. 

It was the hottest day in history, I am quite sure. 

The sun beat down and all my paints kept drying up on me. So, I had to keep moving everything to stay in the shade of one tree, trying to keep things cooler. 

To no avail. 

Best exercise an artist can do...paint in location. You capture the soul of the place. Surrounded by people and noise and heat and scents. It's alive.