The evening I painted this was rainy and cold. I could see my breath. I set up my easel on the back porch to stay dry. This is a quick study of 25 to 30 minutes and is an 8" X 10" oil painting. I did a few value adjustments in the foreground later. It got darker and darker as I painted and pretty soon I was painting in the dark so I could not see the values of my darks...that is why I needed to adjust the values in the foreground.
I love painting and the world around me is amazing. Life is to short and I want to see the best in people. I am putting a few drawings on eBay, as I have time. My Etsy store is empty for now, maybe when I retire or finish my M.F.A. or just find some extra time, I may try again. My Blog is more a forum to share what I am painting, my growth, both failures and successes. I am also working on my M.F.A. in painting and working full time as a high school art teacher. I am an 10 year cancer survivor so I have been given a special gift of life and want to enjoy it to it's fullest.