I did this small study when we were in California. Often it is possible to set up along a roadside somewhere and complete a plein air painting without too much distraction. I usually keep these studies of a reasonable size so that it doesn't take me too long to finish them. Also the light changes quite a bit over time so I keep these painting sessions between 1 to 3 hours long. On some occasions I do come back the next day and finish off if necessary but being only a 5" x 7", that was fortunately not needed with this one.
For some reason I couldn't get a good photo of the finished painting and now it is at McBride Gallery where it and others are hanging during the 35th Anniversary exhibition so I'll have to wait till later to try and get a better pic of it. The show runs from June 7th to June 28th and some of the paintings featured on this blog will be shown there.
I am an artist living and working near Washington DC in the USA. I was born in the UK but have lived abroad most of my life. I paint mostly landscapes and birds but have many interests so you never know what will turn up. Most of the paintings shown here are for sale so please contact me at jeremypearse (at) gmail.com if interested. Thanks for visiting!