Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Autumn is approaching

Heavy Overcast  5"x7", oil

I stopped off at the park after work looking for something interesting to paint. The skies were heavily overcast all day with breaks in the clouds for the sun to sneak thru.
 I wanted to try to capture the mood of this cloudy day.

The sky kept changing as a new set of clouds came in to replace the one's that were just there. I waited till a good set came by that had some good contrast, fixed it in my mind and painted the clouds from memory.
The whole tree line looked dark with a few individual trees standing out from the rest.
I was supposed to be concentrating on the sky but got caught up in the tree line with a hint of autumn color.
It was great being out.


Janelle Goodwin said...

I always admire you plein air painters. I have to admit that I enjoy painting from my studio, but you get the reality of landscape by being out there. Bravo!

Jane said...

You painted a perfect and grey autumn day, impressive you did this from memory !