'Three Palms' 5x7. Pastel
Sunny skies and 80 degrees today in South Florida. It felt great after a week in Chicago. It would have been a great day to paint but this trip isn't a painting trip. Not every trip is. This is a topic that comes up sometimes with my artist friends. What do you do when you are on a family trip? It isn't about painting. It is about visiting with family. But I can't help having the itch to paint. Especially when I am in a different location. I want to soak it all in. I want to paint something.
Today I gave into the urge to paint. We were out on my sister-in-law's patio and was taken by the three tall palm trees on the other side of the fence. I figured I could paint a quick study of the trees. I took out my trusty pastel kit and set up on the patio. I could only see the tops of the trees so I improvised and painted them up against the sky.