|"Winter Ride" 6x8 pastel $45 unframed|
I snapped a photo and while sipping hot tea and snug in my studio, I painted it. Its not a plein air (painted from life outdoors), but I think I caught that same feel as it was fresh in my mind and I worked quickly, so as not to dilly dally over details.
Its small as I have other commission work to do, but I felt I needed to get my artistic mojo going first. I used a piece of paper I'd done color swatches on previously, and used alcohol to just blend them all together, making a deep purple underpainting. Perfect for painting snow and cold winter skies!