After Elio's morning talk we had to go about finding our subject matter and getting down to business. It was a challenge because it was blazing hot and very windy and everything that looked like a good subject would have me baking in the sun. I decided upon a spot under a shade tree and painted the Puffin Cafe. The first painting I did failed, but then I did a 2nd (simpler) painting, doing my best to follow the steps covered in Elio's talk. My "center of interest" is the doorway, my lightest light is the awning over the doorway. I used my first failed painting for reference and made a concerted effort to apply clean color. At the end of the day Elio did a demonstration of Mt. Hood. I had to leave before he was finished, but it was looking perfect. I hope I will get to see it tomorrow.