There a giant benefit to this unseasonably warm weather for plein aire painters. We can get out there and paint in March without sitting in the car or going to more adventurous means to be warm enough to paint outdoors.
So, yesterday, we went to Barnard and found a lovely spot in the shade looking off to the west across the valley to the distant mountains. Dump trucks and friends came by and it was fun waving and chatting. But more importantly, it was wonderful to be out there in the fresh air doing something we love.
"Early Spring, North Road"
11" x 14" - oil
Unfortunately, despite my attempts to correct the color, the painting here looks much more "turquoisy" than it actually is. So, you have to use your imagination to make the sky and rocks a more soft and quiet blue....