After The Maple Sugar Season 8" x 10" o/p
This is a beautiful time of the year. The snow and slush of the maple forest floor have disappeared or dried up. The new foliage on the trees is a light yellow green, a fresh spring colour. Other colours are appearing as well as the much hated mosquitos and black flies, the bane of Plein Air artists.
The surface of this painting panel was pre stained with a light, soft beige pink colour. I credit the softer, "happier colours" of the finished painting to this stain. This stain or beige-pink colour may be seen along the top of the distant blue-green trees .
Painting this time of the year is invigorating, with a "good to be alive" feeling .