I love painting plein air in the winter. The inside of my car might look like a large, messy suitcase, but I am prepared with extra jackets for layering, a rubber mat for standing on (it insulates my feet from the cold ground and is essential for staying warm!),assorted hats and gloves. The best part of painting in the winter are the new vistas revealed from the absence of foliage. Yesterday I discovered this wonderful old farm on a small side road near my home. The farmer's old path to the barn was overgrown with great old trees flanking both sides. I was able to create these two small studies before the afternoon skies turned dark and a strong storm blew in.
I grew up along the Delaware River in Bucks County, PA. My earliest memories are of drawing outside with my sketchbook and it evolved into plein air painting with watercolors. I love capturing scenes that inspire me - many I find along my everyday travels in and around Bucks County.