Friday, March 18, 2011
Day One in Plein Aire
Fifty five temperate degrees. I took my lunch coffee out on the stoop, sat in the sun and painted what was in front of me, my Japanese Dogwood. It's a lovely tree in early June full of leaves and flowers. And it is a lovely tree standing bare naked March 17th, this glorious first day painting in plein aire. --It's time to put together a plein aire kit. I wasted too much sun getting my stuff together.
I didn't waste any time finishing Mice. Then I signed it and put it aside to make room for part two of So Many Choices; Pastries . Next up Banana Cream Tarts. They will be easier to execute than mice. Yuk. What a word I chose. Gross,but true.
Mice didn't come out as well as I had hoped, but their flaws will be less apparent in the bottom spot of the composition of the triptych.