Plein-air study for Spring Morning 7"x5" oil
The idea for this painting came from this small 7"x5" study one early spring morning two years ago.
I was at Core Creek Park painting a grove of trees but the painting was not working out (which happens sometimes on location). I happened to turn around and saw this scene of a lone fisherman in this brilliant light with the mist rolling across the lake.
I turned my easel around grabbed a small panel and dashed this study off before the light changed. Its no work of art but it provided me with the information to do a painting a couple years later.
When you paint or draw on location you are forced to look more closely at your subject and you end up retaining the important aspects that made the scene look the way it did.
I switched the couple for the fisherman because I felt it would portray the feeling of getting out after a long winter in a more pleasing way. Everyone can idenify with these feelings after the winter we had.
I hope it was interesting seeing what happens when you paint on location and the thinking process that goes into a painting.
I want to thank everyone who takes an interest in my art and takes the time to read this blog.