Oil Pastel, 2.5x3.5"
Happy Birthday, Jackie!
To be very honest, this is one of my paint-ahead paintings. I did paint today; in fact, I went out plein air painting on my lunch hour in my car, while it snowed! And then, when I got home from work tonight, I had to leave my car in town and walk up the hill I live on outside of the town...because the hill will be too dangerous to drive on first thing in the morning when I need to leave for work.
Anyway, my plein air painting is at the bottom of the hill, in town, in my car. Not that it was ready to show you. It needed tweaking, but will have to wait.
The one above is from a photo from another plein air trip I took with the Blue Ridge Art Guild to paint at a lavender farm. I have used this composition a number of times, and you may see a version or two this week!
30 in 30ers across the blogosphere are exhausted and in need of a break. I say, take that break if you need it! 30 Paintings in 30 Days is just an exercise...to get us all in our studios more. Please, friends, do not allow this exercise to make you never want to see your studio again! Far better to take a break and preserve your joy in painting than to make yourself literally paint 30 but burn yourself out!
As I said in this post "...I have come to realize that this 30 Paintings in 30 Days gig is more about opening hearts than counting paintings!"
Please take care of yourselves, artists! And everyone in the northeast of the USA, hope you are warm and safe and well-prepared for this storm...