It was so beautiful outside yesterday that I decided to go back to some of my favorite painting locations of the year to see what they looked like under a foot of snow. This is beside the spot I painted September Marsh -the actual marsh was quite boring. By the time I found the spot and got out my paints, the sun had crept behind some low clouds, but it was still wonderful. I parked my car on the side of the road and set up my easel. I knew I needed to work fast due to sun and cold -it was -9C.
"Winter Trees", plein air oil painting, 8x6" on birch panel
This is the painting that I did. I am not really happy with the tops of the leafless trees -I will have to figure out a way to portray that more convincingly. Painting wet into wet like this, it is a challenge to keep the colours clean. I am not unhappy with this as I haven't painted in oils in months. It was good to get back at it, and I am encouraged to go back out again when the weather permits.
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