When I’m traveling and painting, it takes about three days for me to adjust my palette to the location and seasonal light upon the landscape.
Though I’ve painted in Tyaskin, MD before, it’s always been in spring or summer. The beauty of Baccharis in bloom against the autumn colors of pines, phragmites, meadow grasses and marsh is absolutely stunning.
Every direction I turn, I see the opportunity to explore the autumn light bouncing off of indigenous plants, delighting my eyes with new and unfamiliar patterns and shapes.
When time is short and the light is changing quickly, I skip setting up my easel. The trunk of my K-car works just fine.
I couldn’t resist one last painting as the late afternoon glow was fading…..
Just as I’m beginning to mix my colors intuitively, my visit to Maryland draws to a close. Without doubt, I’ll return next October. Not only is it exquisitely beautiful …… I can paint outside without covering myself in bug spray! Color studies: en plein air oil paintings, 5″ x 5″ on gessoed wood panels.