|'Morning Snowfall'. 5 x 7. Pastel|
'Morning Snowfall'. 5 x 7. Pastel.
From the warm Caribbean to the frigid Midwest in just a couple of weeks! Today I awoke to snow falling gently outside my window. It was early. Before cars and people would make the blanket of snow into a slushy mess. I sat and watched awhile taking it all in. What color was the winter sky? How would I paint it? What colors were the buildings? I made mental notes. I don't often see snow so I wanted to capture the moment in my mind. Of course I took a photo.
My mental notes would be good. My photos would help remind me. Now all I needed was a Plein air study. I was happy that I decided to throw my little pastel kit into my backpack at the last minute. There's no excuse not to paint when you have such a portable kit. I really didn't even need to go outside for the painting. ( it was about 9 degrees and snowing) so I painted from the comfort of our hotel room.
Here is a photo of my kit and the finished painting. Beyond is our snow covered balcony. Tomorrow it will be very cold with subzero windchill but sun. I just may brave the cold to paint a quick one!