Ahhh — the Sun!

“3:30 PM – January 7th” — plein air field study in oil on birch panel 8 x 16″ by Margie Guyot

A few days ago I noticed this scene on my walk back from the mailbox. Decided I just had to paint it on the next sunny day, noting the time: about 3:30 PM. To everybody’s surprise, we actually had a bright, sunny day today. It was rather chilly, so I threw everything into the truck, hoping I could park in the driveway and sit in luxurious warm comfort, looking out the windshield to paint. Alas and alack — ’twas impossible. Things were in the way. I had to set up out on the driveway and paint from there. 31 degrees, but once I started painting, I didn’t notice the cold.

Here’s my setup:

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