Saturday, January 09, 2010

Morning Field, Winter

On Saturday, January 2, 2010, while everyone else was nursing the customary New Year hangover, a group of 8 OPAS (Ontario Plein Air Society) painters headed out to Scottsdale Farm north of Georgetown in Ontario. We were determined to start the year with a bang despite the cold (-17c) temperature.

The bone-chilling cold day started with a blazing sun dancing off of the brilliant snow. I set up my pochade box and quickly captured the essence of the field knowing that we would not have the company of the sun for long. Sure enough, a bit later, the sun gave way to clouds and the snow started falling. I put away the painting that I started (This one here) and began another one (unfinished yet) that reflected the changed atmosphere. It is very hard to paint a bright sunny day when the colours around have changed to subdued pastels. Better finish that one in the studio and start a new one. And that's what I did.

I hope you enjoy this one. I call it "Morning Field, Winter". I am hoping to capture this field through the seasons this year.

Morning Field, Winter, Oil on board, 8"x10"
And so a new year starts; full of promise and wide horizons. Happy New Year to all my readers, and thank you so much for always coming back and sharing my journey in art.


  1. Beautiful, simply beautiful. mmmmmm.

  2. Oh Bobbie thank you :)

    I am really happy with my last two. Finally my voice, my style.


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