What follows is an experience that, as a plein air painter, happens frequently - you have a plan worked out on where you want to paint and then somewhere along the way something catches your eye and changes your path for the day. In fishing they say "Don't leave fish for other fish". So I guess the takeaway is that if there is a good, paintable subject in front of you, embrace it! I had plans of painting fresh snowfall on some urban structures (and still plan too), but this scene with the tractor and fresh snow on the popple trees was too good to pass up!
Visually I relish these times when conditions completely transform the world around us. Although overcast and a bit drab, the contrast of the snow in the landscape was inescapable and unbelievably inspiring!
8"x10" oil on cradled panel $50 of this painting is donated to a nonprofit/charity Nonprofits highlighted during week 1 are:
Rosemary Brushes Symi at Rosemary Brushes heard about this project and immediately reached out to sponsor not only my brushes but also donated a $100 gift card each week during the event. Generous family owned and operated company!
Central MN Arts Board “This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”
Bad Habit Brewing Company Available paintings will be hung up at Bad Habit, delivered weekly on Mondays or Tuesdays.