Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Oak Trees in Winter - A Work in Progress

Today is the first day of the New Year that I went to paint with the Buckhorn Tuesday Painting Group at St. Matthew's Church.

There are a number of oak trees around the Church. Many of them have a lot of the leaves clinging tenaciously to the branches that will stay there until the early spring when the new leaves are starting the cycle of life again and the wind will take away.

While it is only slightly above freezing as the temperature has climbed to 36F (2.2C) and much of the snow has melted. I went outside to do this sketch of the oak trees by the parking lot behind the Church.

Once I finished my sketch it was time to go back inside and have a cup of tea to warm up and let my fingers thaw.

I will post this piece at a later date as I develop this sketch into a painting.