It’s hard to believe that at 6:30 a.m., the temperature is 39º this late in April! Being an optimist, I thought to myself, “if it were early March, I’d be thinking it was a pretty nice day!” The good news is that the blooms on the magnolia tree are a sign that spring is here!
After toning my 12 x 12 canvas panel, I decided to start painting the negative space with some sky color in the distance.
I’m only going to work with a few colors and hope I get a nice feeling.
I wanted to paint a group of blossoms with only a scattering showing details.
Toning my canvas is something I don’t always do. I did today and I like the way I could map out the light and dark areas for my composition.
I did have a mishap this morning… It was windy, and I didn’t take the time to weigh down my easel (you know where this is going!). After I picked up my stuff, and brushed off the sand and grass, it was time to pack up. The blossoms with have to be added another day. But, this was a great morning!