Creek on Coates Road by Jill Randall
Oil, Plein Air
Sheri Jones, a painting friend, and I went about five miles from Granbury to a side road that had this lovely almost dry creek. I painted this on site, Plein Air, at one sitting using a pallet knife. I had thought to finish it up in my studio, but from past experiences I have found it is best to leave a Plein Air painting alone.
There is an energy and movement when painting on site and finishing on site that additional work in the studio dulls.
This is the impression of what I was seeing on a lovely February day of sunny weather with 70 degrees. Sheri and I both agreed, "Isn't it wonderful to be outside painting in February!"