Tuesday, November 8, 2011

One Day in June

"Ridge View"
© Nancy Laiberte
11" x 14" oil on canvas panel

One day in June...
on a very windy day, I started this painting out in a field in Wisconsin. It was so windy the paint would dry before I could get my brush to the canvas. Somehow I managed to lay in a few color notes and basic shapes. Fast forward months later when the ground is brown and the trees are leafless, I relive one day in June, in my studio, with no wind, and plenty of time to move paint from palette to canvas. While I love the comfort of my studio, there is something to be said for being out in the field, being in the moment and painting. 


Kathy Cousart said...

Beautifully done! The sky is gorgeous. Great idea to finish this one as it is a treasure from that June day. I am learning that at times like that painting plein air, you just get the color notes in and do the best you can! You did:)

Crystal Cook said...

What a beautiful piece Nancy. It has such a great feeling of summer. I love it. :) And your thoughts really touched me too.