Today the sky was clear and the winds were balmy. It is supposed to be very similar tomorrow and I’m going out with the Northern Neck Plein Air Group to Dameron Salt March Preserve to do a little Plein Air Painting as the opening for our 2017 season.
So far, it looks like I’m going to be able to get away from my new job on all but the third Thursday of each month in the mornings so I can go out painting. I’ll just have to come back and go in and help close out for the day. I’m pretty happy with that and grateful for the flexibility while still working enough regular hours to make a car payment.
Come Thursday evening, however, the temps will start plummeting. The weather gurus, in fact, until just a short time ago, were calling for such insanity as a foot of snow on Saturday and Sunday. As of right now, it looks like their dire predictions will not be nearly that dire and hubby and I should be able to proceed with our weekend plans. I hope. We won’t know for sure until tomorrow evening.
My goal for this year’s plein air season is to work primarily in pastel which will be a switch from last year, when most of my outdoor work was in oils. I’m just determined to master this medium as much as I can. I may have to order some new mounted paper. But I think it will be worth it in the long run.
I also want to work a little larger in the studio this year. Maybe. We will see. At this point, the subject still seems to be dictating the size.