Thursday, January 5, 2017

Day 5 ... "days of gray and gold"

I'm really starting to enjoy the challenge of trying to figure out when and where to paint each day.  Sunrise was pretty this morning but not as compelling as I would have liked.  The skies were clear as the sun rose but within an hour the clouds started rolling in.  We have a winter storm in our forecast like most of the country, with the promise of several inches of snow on Friday and Saturday.  Big news in the south.  We get very excited for the white stuff.  By tomorrow evening there will be no bread or milk left in any grocery store anywhere.  I'm wishing for snow too.  I love the chance to get out and paint in it.  Doesn't happen very often around here.

This morning, Tybee and I set out for the studio and found a nice open spot to paint along the way.  The clouds were in a constant state of change which is a challenge.  It is almost a gestural exercise of just putting down spots of color and hoping it will pull together to look like what you are hoping for.

"days of gray and gold"
10" x 8" oil on linen panel
©2017dottietleatherwood

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