drawing in the fir garden

source drawing for firs painting (2)

Many years ago I made this drawing en plein air using oil pastels.  It’s one of several source drawings for the fir garden painting that I posted.  They’re both about the same size, 18 x 24 inches.

Ah!  That was a balmy day compared to now, now when it’s 15 degrees F outside!  I paint to keep warm!