Tuesday, November 05, 2013

New Plein Air: Fall Colors

Fall Colors, 2013, oil on linen, 13 x 8 inches 
Good weather is hard to pass on, and this past Saturday temperatures reached the high sixties. Not a bad day to go out and paint! I spent part of the afternoon in the north end of Central Park, where there are less tourist and better painting spots. I have never walked through the park when the leaves turn, I have always seen pictures and most of the time it is hard to believe that the colors in the middle of the city can be that bright and beautiful in autumn. It was a pleasant surprise that the vibrant fall colors of Central Park were not a lie, they truly do exist and I was able to see it first hand after so many years of living in the city. This was not a bad way of spending my Saturday afternoon.