soft twilight

landscape painting dec 29

Not only different (warmer!) weather is available to the landscape painter’s imagination, but different times of day also.  I can luxuriate in a never extinguished twilight.  When I go back to it, adding a few more dabs of paint, I get to wander among those trees again and see the pale rose light.

slenderest bit of idea

landscape drawing idea

A ball point pen provides a lot of freedom to think out loud about where things are.  I like to look at things and just “take notes.”  It’s like wandering around in the scene and the pen lines are foot steps.