Who needs brushes? I did this painting entirely with a painting knife. It depicts the Virginia side of Great Falls National Park, on a balmy Halloween. In fact, painting with a knife reminds me of carving Jack-O-Lanterns: it's messy but fun, and you end up with something scary.
Plein air painters love The Great Falls National Park, and for good reason: there's no shortage of interesting subjects. I visited the Maryland side of the park today and started this painting. This old tavern stands guard by a lock on the venerable C&O Canal. The picture needs work; the only question is when I'll revisit the park. maybe later this week.