Today was our first day with Jennifer McChristian. After the morning orientation at Sedona Arts Center we all headed out. The emphasis today was on value studies. Jennifer did a great demo for us and then we spread out to do 3-4 small value studies of our own. This was such a great exercise for me! The biggest challenge was keeping shapes simple, and the wind! It was pretty steady with gusts I would guess around 50-60mph! So we found out it IS possible to paint in the wind. Lots of easels blew over but we carried on. I lost all my turp and painted the last two studies without any. Oh...and I only saw one snake! It was a blast. Below are my studies on a 9x12 divided with tape. I took the photo with the canvas on blacktop. I liked the effect, so didn't edit it out.