I’ve been taking the time to do more plein air painting lately, rather than sketching. Often I’ll have two paintings going at once, so the sketchbooks get ignored. Today, I was a little pressed for time so I started one plein air painting looking in one direction and did this little sketch looking in the opposite direction. Today was bright and clear and even the weak, late autumn sun was casting shadows over the ground and, especially, for this scene, over the roofs of this little barn/shed.
Surprising how green the grass is still at this time of the year, even with the frosts and deep freezes we’ve had already. It would probably be much more convincing as an late autumn scene if the field was painted in the yellows and browns of dead grasses. Still, this is the way it looked and the way it was painted.
Sketch was done in my Handbook – 5 x 8 watercolor sketchbook.
Thanks for looking! More sketches of the day can be found in my “Sketchbook Posts“.
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