I walked out my front door and thought, hhmmmmh a pretty nice day. Two blocks later I arrive at the river. A consistent 20 mph wind and bright sun. Both in my face. My eyes were watering to the point I had to remove my glasses and find some clean cloth to wipe them.(There is always a chance I have oil paint on my hands so I try not to use them directly for wiping my eyes).
Set up sitting on a park bench facing north. Wind and sun brutal. I've recently been holding my panels in my left hand and painting with my right. This way I don't need an easel. It feels very free and few people come around to watch. I just sit down and paint. So I did this one in a very uncomfortable state of being. I stuck to it and changed very little back in the studio. It is a raw piece done on a raw day! The spring green grass is very deceiving. It didn't feel like spring.