Two Labor Day Paintings

“Edge of the Field” — plein air field study in oil on birch panel 8 x 16″ by Margie Guyot

A gorgeous day with big, puffy clouds scooting by! I pulled over on Bennett Hill Road and painted this view of some Russian olive trees at the edge of some farmer’s field. A bit of goldenrod was still blooming. There was a row of maple trees that cast shade in the foreground (but not on me, unfortunately). I had to keep twisting the easel to keep the glare off my wet painting.

My right shoulder was pretty sore from all the digging lately, so I came home and had an Aleve and a cup of coffee. Somewhat revived, I headed north, to Norwood, where I painted this view of a mud puddle in the road. I thought it was more interesting than waves crashing on the beach. I love the color of the muddy water. And shadows across the road are on my list of “favorite things to paint”. Tricky, though! Some people make them way too purple. A very peaceful spot!

“The Puddle” — plein air field study in oil on birch panel 8 x 16″ by Margie Guyot

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