Day 12: #rogertorypetersoninstitute Today was an absolutely beautiful day to paint. I took Cutter for our walk in the early morning and stood in the courtyard watching the fog slowly lift. At some point during my time here, I want to try to capture the beauty of the fog as it embraces this magnificent landscape.
I sat in that same courtyard to paint today, watching the shadows play across the building. This scene was suggested to me as a beautiful view of the building and gazebo and I must agree. With the changing colors and beautiful meadow of fall wildflowers, this veiw is captivating. One of the challenges of painting plein air is trying to capture an ever changing light pattern as the sun moves across the sky. I will often snap a photo of the shadows when I find them particularly striking. Today I took lots of photos because they were beautiful all day long.
“The Courtyard” Watercolor, 8”x10” Available