Monday, March 11, 2013

Back to Armstrong Woods

Yesterday morning, I went back to Armstrong Woods Park because it had been so beautiful the day before. I painted from the location you see pictured for about two and a half hours. I really like it when a painting is successful, but yesterday I kept thinking, "I get to spend the morning in this landscape; who cares how the painting turns out?" Still working on the painting; will post a picture when it's done.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Armstrong Woods Morning

This morning was beautiful---warm & clear. I got up early so as to get to Armstrong Woods Park with time to paint in the morning light. Here is a photo of my setup; my pochade box & brush stand perched conveniently on top of a large stone. It was so tranquil in the park. I only saw a few people the whole time I was there. There were plenty of sounds, but they were sounds of birds, and bugs, and trees swaying. I love painting en plein air for the quiet time in nature it gives me!