Edge of the Driveway

My setup for “Edge of the Driveway”

Yesterday I finished painting “Christmas Cats” in the studio around 3 PM. I love to celebrate finishing a painting by doing something exhausting, like pulling weeds or shoveling snow. But the snow’s already been shoveled. And phooey on the weeds! I parked my easel just outside the studio building and painted this view of my driveway. The row of European larches have turned a deep caramel color. Their needles will drop in a week or so and everything will turn shades of blah-monochromatic until about next April.

Picasso, my devoted sidekick. Follows me everywhere.

After spending days on a complex still life in the studio, listening to impeachment proceedings on the radio, I’m in the mood to get out and do some quickie plein air landscapes!

“Edge of the Driveway” — plein air field study in oil on birch panel 8 x 10″ by Margie Guyot

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