I did this painting in a mad frenzy. I was furious at the world this morning and went at the canvas with a vengeance —actually it was board not canvas. Thank God because I probably would have torn a canvas. I was totally out of my head — and it helped me clear all the garbage out of my system.
Headed out to paint this morning — got all set up and realized I had forgotten to bring a canvas to paint on! UGH! Had to go home and start all over again. Realized I need a checklist like a pilot before I take off!!! Also need to read up on how to format this posts so I can put the photo where I want!!!
Plein Air painting — beautiful light over the trees
This painting “happened” one morning when I was having my morning coffee outside. I also happened to have a brand new plein air easel which I just love! So I looked across the road and saw the light coming over the trees, over new dogwoods and a stunning red maple. That’s where my husband found me an hour later — in my pajamas— painting away. Using a palette knife a lot these days. It forces me not to get caught in details that are unnecessary (sometimes). Still I vascillate back and forth between brush and knife. Constantly experimenting. Sometimes fun and sometimes discouraging. This was a fun one!
This is one of my favorite paintings. It’s not incredibly refined but there is something about it that really appeals to me.