Dawn Over Day, 9x12" Oil
Fall is nearly hear and so I rush out to go plein air painting before the wet, chilly weather begins to unfold and keep me indoors. Some days are packed with responsibilities that I find it hard to get the time to work, especially before a big plein air event, and so I get up at the crack of dawn to paint a sunrise. This piece was painted just a mile from my home where there is a small wetland that is hidden by suburbia. I love finding spots like this. The slow moving water hosts mallards, beavers and frogs with plenty of space to live. They are challenging to paint because the little critters are in constant motion, just as the sun rises at an iridescent pace. It was a magnificent show.