Days of high humidity continue but this hasn’t deterred plein air painters this week from getting out around Great Falls, Virginia during the 4-day annual plein air competition going on now.
I set up my easel on a gravel path on the grounds of the Colvin Run Mill, which was built in 1811. It’s a still-functioning mill where mill stone wheels grind wheat and corn. The grinding stone wheels set inside a hillside in the park here have caught my attention on previous visits. I decided they would be my subject on this sweaty afternoon!
Rain is in the forecast for the rest of the weekend so it’s hard to say if I’ll produce any more paintings in time for the contest’s deadline on Sunday afternoon.
Stop by the Great Falls Art Gallery on the Village Green if you’d like to see what area painters have produced during this competition–and this painting on the gallery wall!