My Sidewalk

“My Sidewalk” — plein air field study in oil on birch panel 10 x 8″ by Margie Guyot

I’d meant to try to finish the still life today but ran into difficulties. The cats wanted to lay all over the setup:

Then the sun was blindingly bright. How’d you like to try to make sense out of this?

Frustrating! I couldn’t help but notice how interesting the path from the house to the studio looked today. At first I didn’t think I could stand out there and paint it (it was 18 degrees, up from a nighttime low of minus 8). I have Reynaud’s syndrome and my fingers get horribly cold at times. But I decided to give it a try. What the heck. I could always quit. Here’s my setup:

Maybe tomorrow I’ll finish that still life…..

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