Out in the front Yard.. 7-8 a.m.
I thought I had an appointment today to help an artist friend who lives nearby. I wanted to paint, and thought I would try a small plein-air to see if I could!! The Morning light across the Carson Valley is amazing at times. The sun just coming over the distant mountains seems to have a hazy yellow cast as it goes up to a soft blue sky. The far mountains are so blue!! Especially toward Carson City, to the north. I sat my easal up in the front yard, under a huge spruce tree that was planted about 100 years ago, and yes I know who by and approximately when! I didn't finished the fence in front of the metal grainery----ran out of time----and was mainly trying to match each color out there as I saw it. This is on Canson paper, pink, and mounted to an archival board. This is a favorite scene, and so I will be doing it again, in different ways. I hope I am back again with the every morning plein-air!!