This is the year for experimenting in the studio! About 10 days ago I pitched my easel along the creek in back of my studio and did a plein air. Here’s my setup:
Yesterday I wondered if I could do a slightly larger painting of it — with a little red fox crossing the log. I wish I could tell you it was fun, but my brushes are all too big for tiny, delicate work.
Yes, there are foxes around here. I don’t see as many since I got rid of the chickens. One day I noticed Picasso (my favorite cat) running as fast as he could down the driveway. Not 10 feet in back of him was a fox! He escaped, thank goodness. He and the fox were about the same size. Maybe the fox wanted to play.
The creek continues to fascinate me. I’ll have to set up out there again soon.