So . . . . .. here are 3 recent efforts. The first one is done indoors from a notan in one of my sketch books - -done to get into things.
This one is a bit bright---learning to mix from my chosen palette of a split-primary set of paints. Ater this I went out one late PM, and tried using pastels to get the light and shadow patterns as the sun went down behind the mountain on the home ranch. I managed to get this , in pastels.
and so wanted to try it with oils. The sun is in the south , the end of February - -and you can see, no snow - -its so odd for us as we are normally pretty buried with it in Feb.!
Again I see I got my mixes quite bright - -even tho I know the cammera does push the blues . This was oils, a few weeks later in the same place. I painted fast as I was interrupted quite a bit. So odd as I don't really see to many folks normally! This was mostly done on site, with some added after much thinking later. I will do this again on site and hope for better results.
This last one was done mid-morning in Hope Valley---again just for me to learn to mix from my palette a bit faster and hopefully more accurately. I see many errors, but will continue in order to learn - - - -but I do like my pastels at this point better!!! So all for now - -hope you are all happily painting.