water mixable oil 8 x 8 inches
Only one painting in these two days. It almost got to 50 degrees yesterday and I packed up my new easel to go out for my first plein aire painting with it. I walked around for over 30 minutes looking for a spot with a view out of the wind and finally found this tree with the light behind it looking like it might make a good painting. I was in the sun when I started , but it didn't take long before my fingers were too cold to continue. As it was colder today, I worked on the painting inside from a photo which was quite different from what I saw outside. I pretty much finished it with what the photo showed, but I got that light area too light.... and the photo of the painting makes it look even lighter. It almost looks like snow which is isn't.
I really enjoyed painting this today painting all those dead branches. It would have taken forever to do with watercolor with a lot of negative painting or using a resist. I think I'm falling in love with the oils.
And I, for sure, love my new Coulter art box and easel. I can get everything I need into a backpack and its not very heavy. And it sets up really fast. Now if it will just get warm enough to get out and use.