Two mostly-plein-air landscapes from the past month. I've been driving around the surrounding farmland trying to get some work done while the weather lasts.
I've also started writing down what happens when I go out plein-airing. Because there's always *something*. If I'm not lost then I'm covered in bugs and if I'm not covered in bugs then I've sat down on a thistle. Here are the links to my dA page where you can read them, if you are interested in that sort of thing and haven't already seen them there.
Thanks Aqualeot and Notophthalmus! I'd like to play with the palette knife a bit more, it's difficult to work with but a lot of fun. And there's always more pen & ink work coming up. Check out my pen & ink thread if you haven't already.
A creek near my house, from back in the fall. Mostly painted on location:
Playing with the palette knives a bit more:
Winter. This was from some photos I took last year. I was going to paint outside more this winter but I don't have a good setup for oils yet and it was relatively warm so that everything looks brown and disgusting. If I'm going to paint brown things I might as well wait for warmer weather.