More gloom today, more rain and I am tired of painting in it. Actually, I wouldn't mind painting in the rain if I was in a more exotic locale. Definitely eliminates the need to find a spot of shade to put my easel in. I did a study of a tree today. Here is an "in progress" shot. At this stage, I have blocked in the darks and am just starting to add some variation in the greens. It is really a challenge to end up with the colors that I want in this gloomy light.
You can see in the finished painting below, I used artist's license to brighten up things a bit. A girl can dream of better weather...
"lean and substantial"
8" x 6" oil on panel