Maple Sugar Time 11" x 14" o/p
So, it is back to reality after my dream spring break. And the reality at this time of the year in my neck of the woods is that the maple sap is running and it is time for the making of Maple Syrup and Sugar.
It was interesting to make up the colours and to see how each influenced the following colours, or how I had to modify them.
It was a rather exciting way to develop the painting because as a plein air painter there is the live scene and colours before you.
For me it was also interesting that although I used my latest limited palette, I do not believe that my final colours were completely influenced by previous colour mixtures and paintings.
I was free to experiment and discover new mixes of colours and to apply them as I pleased.
A kind of 'breaking out' if you will !