Another foggy, moody morning, another chance to capture that feeling in oils! I teach two classes on Mondays, so I quickly prepped for the first one and grabbed my pocket box and headed for the barn. The fog had only thickened since sunrise - and I had less than 45 minutes before class! Again, I started quickly, sketching the composition lightly with my brush. I love the ragged twist of hedge apple branches - and there are two of these trees on the back side. Once sketched, I painted in the dark shadow areas followed by the foggy grays. There were no warm tones in this morning's light, only cool, frosty ones. It was cold enough that the fog was frosting all surfaces. Will I ever grow tired of painting this barn? I don't think so. Painting number in 1475 in 1475 days.
|oil on panel, 7x5|