We enjoyed the first day of the Plein Air convention in Monterey, California, where more than 800 artists from nine countries have assembled to paint together. Organizer Eric Rhoads claims it's the largest congregation of outdoor oil painters in history.
I took a photo of the scene that I was painting and then superimposed the painting over the photo, after the fact. It's a good way to check the drawing and the values, kind of like using a calculator after an abacus.
Plein Air Convention