However, a break in the weather came right before lunch. So I set off with my dog for a creek nearby hoping to get in a painting before the next band of rain came in. The creek was high and the water was a torrent of swirling copper heading downstream.
It gave a little color and contrast to the sky because all the surrounding vegetation was a wet muddy brown. My dog Tybee loved it though. She is a sticks and mud kind of dog. As you can tell by the mud on her nose, she thoroughly enjoyed herself, discovering one treasure right after another.
As I was driving home, I noticed fog settling in and was a little sad that I didn't wait to paint that. However, January in the south is more rain than snow so I'm sure the opportunity will arise again.
Fingers crossed for a little brighter weather tomorrow!
8" x 10" oil on linen panel