Friday, February 13, 2009
Beech - In my Woods
I took a break at lunch yesterday from all the research and writing ... I've almost got all my subject matter outlined ... and it's almost time to rewrite and begin editing -- yeah! By noon, I was bleary, and despite the stiff winds, I decided to try a quick plein air.
I walked a bit in the thicket behind the house. Beech trees are still holding onto their leaves, and the thorny smilax really gave me a fit! I sat behind a bit of a knoll and some shrubs, and I wasn't tossed about as badly as the tops of the trees. I definitely need more plein air practice and so I found my attempts awkward and frustrating. I was a bit better focused that last week, but I can tell, I need to quicken my painting and just 'go for it' ... while trying to remove that studio mind set! LOL
As the winds slackened after dinner, we walked a bit. Spring peepers were seranading us, the buds on the tulip poplars and my flowering quince are about to pop!
Temps are falling this weekend with rain predicted. It isn't spring yet -- though it's 'tease' is definitely in the wind!