Sunday, February 08, 2009

"Shirley's Truck" -- plein air field study -- oil on birch panel -- 8x10" -- Margie Guyot

Last week I painted Sue's Willys and would have liked to have painted Shirley's truck, but it was way too cold. We had highs of 3 degrees and 9 degrees this week. Today it jetted up to about 40 and there were sunny skies, so I went next door to paint Shirley's truck. Last week it had a lot more snow on it, doggone it!

There are lots of huge, old maple trees that cast interesting shadows across the snow. This truck was parked on the north end of their house and you can see bits of the snow-covered hillside in back. That's a big forsythia bush at the front bumper of the truck. I look forward to seeing it in bloom.

Shirley said her truck has 13" tires. When the grass is wet, it has absolutely no traction. Just sits and spins.

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