|"Spring on the C&O Canal" 18x24 oil on gessoboard|
Looking at this painting I am impressed by how lush the vegetation is for April. As I look out the window it feels more like May and roses that usually don't bloom until then are already in bloom over my back fence. By comparison this small plein air painting I did last April (April 10th 2011) standing in a sheep meadow in Waterford Virginia looks more like late winter. This year has been so mild compared to 2011 and it seems as though we didn't really have a winter.
|"Waterford Sheep Meadow" 11x14 oil on panel|