6x6 oil on cradled panel $150
It has been snowing for the last 6 hours so I have been snug and warm in my studio. School was cancelled again for tomorrow so I will get to paint all day again. I thought I was all set for the challenge - I painted a few ahead during school vacation and then noticed that I was just about out of panels. I spent time on the web with Dick Blick, Jerry's Artarama and Cheap Joes. I should be all set by next week.
My goal in this one was to stay loose and play with color and brushwork.
I start with a sketch and overlay a golden section grid to decide on a composition.
I used a multi-colored wash instead of my usual earth orange and sketched with umber.
Block-in with thin washes of basic colors