Sunday, February 19, 2017

Day 19 ~ February Challenge 28-in-28 Days

Long Winter Shadows - En plein Air 8.5 x 10" Pastel on Art Spectrum paper.
It was another unseasonably warm winter day in Wisconsin and a great day for painting outdoors. The sun was bright and the shadows were long. From my view the sun was just kissing the tops of the trees. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Day 18 ~ February Challenge

Cirrus Clouds ~ En Plein Aire 12" x 9" Pastel on Richeson Pastel Paper
It was another unseasonably warm winter day, so I headed out to paint outdoors. I didn't travel far, just to the field behind my house.The sky was intensely blue with high, thin cirrus clouds. It was great to be outside. Working on the  Richeson paper was new to me and I liked the rough texture and deep tooth.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Day 16 ~ February Challenge 28-in-28Days

Country Road 5 x 7" Pastel on Richeson's Pastel Board
Today I tried a surface that was new to me, I liked the suttle texture of this toothy surface. Not sure if it was the small size or the texture of the surface but I was able to achieve a looser style which I was quite happy with.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Day 14 ~ February Challenge 28-in-28 Days

East Shore - Plein Air, 12.5" x 9"
It was another great day to be outdoors painting.Though I would have liked to spend maybe half hour more on this one, but the clouds rolled in very quickly becoming completely overcast and the wind started whipping, so I called it finished and headed inside.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Day 13 ~ February Challenge 28-in-28 Days

Winter Lakeshore 10" x 10"
Today was a great day to be painting outdoors. The sun was warm and the temperature around 42. I sat at the end of the dock and painted the long shadows of the trees acroos the snow-covered ice.  The shoreline weeds sticking up above the ice were catching the sun's rays and the sky was deep blue with wispy clouds

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Day 12 ~ February Challenge 28-in-28 Days

Hills and Clouds 7" x  9" Pastel on Uart 400 grit pastel paper.
On this blustery, winter day I enjoyed working in the sutdio from my reference photos taken when the temperatures were warm and it was a fine day to be outside.