A day of firsts.
Gathered my paintings, photo reference and sketches from my Residency in John Day Fossil Beds; set up 2 big easels; selected an 18x24 maple, cradled panel by Trekell; and worked up a series of thumbnail sketches to decide on the composition for my new painting.
First landscape painting to be created in the studio (instead of Plein Air.)
First of the final paintings, the last chapter, of my National Park Service Artist Residency.
First weekend in a really long time that I spent in my studio.
I'm very happy with my start today and it was fun! I was so happy out there!