Off the easel
"Green Valley Vineyard" 18x36"
I've been working on this painting for several weeks. I started it plein air, working feverishly before the sun set, and finished in the studio. This is about as large as I care to work with outside, and I was amazed how quickly the leaves on the vineyard changed. One week it was an amazing expanse of oranges and golds, and the next week half the leaves were on the ground. I took a quick snapshot of the finished painting the other morning, and didn't notice until this evening what a strong shadow the top of the easel cast on the painting. Oh well...don't pay any attention to the flying saucer landing at the top of the painting.
I'll be doing a show in San Francisco in two weeks, so I need to start thinking about framing and generally getting ready. It will be my first indoor show, and I'm looking forward to not having to worry about being blown away by the wind or struggling with the heat.