Since I haven’t painted in a while, spent this rainy day working on the little studies below. Most of these concepts have bubbled up from spending time on thumbnail sketches drawn at the breakfast table. Good exercise to see how color changes the energy. Studies for larger work? Not sure. Did have fun adding the pencil marks for texture. I always need to put a pencil mark somewhere.


Here are the sketches that I used for some of the compositions for color studies.


Got back outside before the end of the day. Decided to put paper and paints in the back of the car so I could take cover if needed. The wind whipped up so fast, I had to literally hold onto the hatchback for fear it would fly off and kill at cow on the hill above me. How fast can I work to capture the spirit? Can I hold the feeling or need to create another response?