Massive dark snow clouds fill the sky. The sun breaks through every so often, only to be covered again, as more snow flies and falls to the earth.
A previous storm,with wet, sticky snow and a cold wind, left the north sides of the trees plastered in white. I stood among the birch trees down the hill to get out of the wind. Occasionally the tree tops were shaken, and I discovered what a nasty texture snow gives to wet oil paint. :-p
|March 12, 2013 plein air. 5 x 7 inch oil on linen.|
Blue skies and blinding sunshine. I took a long walk around the north side of the farm, out to the orchard, where the snow had been broken and churned up by deer. The dogs went a bit crazy trying to follow all the tracks at once.
I continued around on the south side, but a cold west wind competed with the sunshine, making for a short and cold painting session.
|March 13, 2013 plein air. 7 x 5 inch oil on linen.|
Close to home. A twisted old maple casts its shadow on the corn crib in the evening.
|March 14, 2013, plein air. 6 x 8 inch oil on linen panel.|