30x30" oil on canvas
I've been feeling the need to paint outside again. It's nice to get out of the studio into the open air once in a while. I know there are painters who feel that they do better work on location, but I'm not one of them. The longer I paint the more I realize the importance of a strong composition. When I paint outdoors I'm often in a rush to capture a scene before the light changes so I make quick decisions about design. I'm trying to get better about slowing down and thinking a painting through before picking up the brush. This paintng was done in the studio but I'll post some of my outdoor work soon.