What a beautiful day for plein air painting in Minnesota! At 74 degrees a nice gentle breeze I don’t think you could ask for anything more. Armed with this sunny disposition, I grabbed my pochade box and headed out side to paint. I got in about 6 hours of painting time, and walked away with 3 little paintings.
The image above the clump of birch trees from the neighbors front lawn. I painted the same group of trees a few weeks ago. What I love about revisiting a subject, especially at this time of year, is taking the time to see how things have changed. In what seems like no time at all, a ring of hostas has circled the birch trees. The leaves on the trees themselves have come out, adding a wonderfully intense green note against the blues of the spruce tree behind them.