|10 x 8 oil on panel "Carmine and Gold"|
Recently, I painted en plein air with another artist at Thomas Creek. I still loved the same location as my previous posted painting "Aspens Along the Creek". Being weeks later, different aspen trees have turned and some were a lovely shade of carmine red. So that is where I set up to paint.
Now that there are no upcoming pastel competitions/shows to paint for, I'm enjoying a break and painting in oil. It is fun and challenging in a different way. Now I have to MIX colors!
The day we painted, it was beautiful and the morning light was shining through the trees, illuminating them like stained glass windows. But we were having a little colder weather - breezes were blowing a cold front in and it light showers of snow were blowing on us. I was wearing a knitted hat and wool sweater, but about two hours along, my hand was shaking as I tried to stroke the thin aspen trunks in....ha! But I was determined to finish the painting and I did. It looks impressionistic, which is what I'm aiming for. Not bad, and I definitely am looking forward to doing this again!