One day it’s beautiful and warm and the next it’s snowing—that’s winter in Atlanta. I’ve been sneezing and in and out of a cold as result of this strange winter. I feel guilty that I have not gotten out more to take advantage of what is the only snow I’ve seen on the ground in years. I was fortunate to have a few hours yesterday for this 9 x12 of the woods near my house. I find that I work on the small ones just as long as the 18 x24″s I’ve been doing. Not a good thing. I’m sure I’d benefit from doing dozens of one hour paintings at 8 x10″. On my list.
Last Sunday I went over to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield and spent the day painting cannons, one at the gate the other on the top of the mountain. This is my second trip here and after a fiasco last time I was wise to catching the bus up so I could spent more time painting. In the end I was frustrated by the wheels of these cannons—17 spokes and ellipses don’t make for plein air fun. I just couldn’t resist though, another lesson that you have to learn, Pick your subject matter carefully.