Today I went back to the scene of the first painting in this series, to document seasonal changes. As you might expect, the difference between February and June is green, lots of green.
I didn’t set up in exactly the same spot. I stepped back a little, so the scene is viewed from slightly more afar. This wasn’t exactly on purpose. I actually made a copy of the February painting to take with me, but left it sitting on the counter at home by mistake. So the composition you see in this recent painting is my best memory of the February composition.
The weather was near perfect, and only about 20 degrees warmer than it was on an unusually warm February 9th. Both days were clear and very sunny, although today I tried to hide from the sun, rather than seek it as I did in February. Since I was set up on the side of the road, I could actually sit on my tailgate in the shade of the hatch while I worked.