Plein air paintings at China Camp in Marin County on Saturday. The three oil paintings are in order as the day progressed from sun, passing showers, rain, down pour & then a beautiful clearing of storm clouds as sunset was about to begin. This is the first time I have actually painted in a downpour. Thankfully there were several trees to take refuge under and continue painting. It is also my first time having small rain droplets on my palette and mixing it into my oil paints, a very strange experience indeed. The last painting is a small & quick color sketch as the clouds started to clear.