“Blue Sky!”

“Blue Sky!” — plein air field study in oil on wood panel 12 x 16″ by Margie Guyot

If you lived in northern Michigan, you’d know how exciting it is to finally see a clear, blue sky in winter! We go weeks — months? — with cloudy skies. A couple days ago I noticed this view — which is along my driveway — and was stuck by the bright blue sky. I’d already done 2 plein airs that day and was getting tired. So I knew what I’d be painting today. It was pretty tricky to paint — all those light and dark colors in gooey-wet oil paint! Ach! I wasn’t sure if I could get it to turn out, but I think it gets the point across.

Here’s my setup:

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