I was also excited to try out my new plein air setup.
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When I'm ready to paint, I undo the clips, lift off the acetate to get a single sheet, replace the acetate over the extra sheets, put the single sheet over the acetate and close the clip. The right side of the container makes a great support for my palette, brushes, paper toweling and whatever else lands there. It's very easy to hold in my lap :)
The moonrise was about the palest I've seen! It was still quite light out and I could barely see the white moon. Wow, white! Our air must be very clean from all the storms we've had lately. Usually the moon is a beautiful orange when rising. By the time I got the sky laid in, clouds half covered the moon. It never reappeared while I sat there painting. The sky was so dull that the incoming tidal water was a dull brown green. All the green in the foreground and up to the tree line is water! Just a wee bit of marsh sand and black needle rush with other vegetation in the lower middle of this scene. I felt deflated with such a pale moon and all the clouds.
Today, I'm happy with how the marsh and trees turned out. What was your moonrise like?