Working Around the Environment

Weather is always a factor when painting outdoors. Temperature, wind and rain all play a part in the painting. Too much sun and the paint will dry quickly. Too much moisture or low temperatures will slow drying and be equally frustrating. Black flies and mosquitoes are a whole other story but easily controlled.

Some protection from the elements can sometimes be found but other times just working through the day can lead to surprising results. There are a few sayings in Nova Scotia related to the changing weather we can expect on any given day. One goes something like "If you don't like the weather wait five minutes." while another suggests "if you don't like the weather at the front door go out the back".
 The main thing is to have equipment ready when the opportunity presents itself and get out the door.