It's been so rainy and wet lately. There isn't much field work being done around the area, with the fields being muddy at best, and washed out or under water at worst. And the last few days have also been cold. It felt more like March today, instead of May, as I went out to paint.
The dandelions are going to seed, which I always find beautiful, and I wanted to paint some of them, and there's this old favorite oak tree at the corner of a field that's not quite fully leafed out yet.
|Getting things started - blocking in the shapes, and painting clouds.|
It was windy, and occasionally misting, and I was damp and shivering by the time I was through painting. But there were some amazing clouds out there today, the sound of the wind blowing through the grass, dandelion seeds in the air, a blackbird's nest in the hay field, and a deer passing by as I was cleaning up.
|A red-winged blackbird's nest.|
I call it a pretty good day to be out.
|A Windy, Rainy Day in May. 12 x 9 inch, plein air, oil on linen/hardboard.|
(But I hope we get some sunshine soon.)