This is one of my few recent oil sketches. That’s partly because the skies have been either overcast or cloud-free, and not very interesting for my approach to landscapes.
Also, the past few weeks have been a little somber for me, remembering last year’s events connected with my mom. Last Friday (March 11th) was her birthday.
Sometimes it’s sort of like “sitting shiva” to process this, and I think that’s important.
However, there are days when I must pick up the paintbrush, and this sketch represents one of them. It’s a 9″ x 12″ oil sketch on canvas board.
The colors were rich and juicy and they were reflected in the snow that was still on the ground.