I took a little break from winter yesterday and painted a scene from last summer. Our big old farmhouse is cold on windy days when the temperatures struggle to break into the 20's and I was just plain tired of being cold. I wanted to do something that at least looked warm so I settled on this scene which is the view looking south from our house across a small field and down the road. The reference photos were taken on a misty summer morning early in the year. You can always tell the what part of summer you are in by how green the greens are. While this won't mean much to the average person every landscape artist knows just what I am talking about. The greens of spring are light and vibrant as all of the growth is new and succulent. As summer wears on the new growth on the plants begins to harden out and the greens darken. By late summer more colors begin to creep into the landscape, The first hint of the coming glory of the fall color starts to appear long before the first cool nights and frosty mornings let us know summer has ended.
This painting is oil on panel, it is 8x10 inches in size and painted with artist grade W&N oil paints. This piece is available at this time, it is priced at $85.00 but will not ship until dried and varnished which will be about 4 weeks.