“Orchard Trees” 8″x 10″ oil on canvas – framed
With the shift in weather I am slowly stepping back outside and engaging in the adventure of painting “en plein air”. This isn’t without hesitation! To be honest I was rather fearful yesterday and unsure as to whether or not I wanted to go plein air painting. I had fear of the blank canvas…. However, I was moved to visit this orchard and didn’t pressure myself to paint but came prepared. As I walked around and talked with some of the owners I felt more relaxed and inspired. I knew there would be quite a few people visiting as they were hosting a wine tasting weekend but I didn’t let that hold me back. I had a very nice days visit. Found a lovely spot among the fruit trees and feel good about my painting experience mostly because I overcame my fear.