I am traveling in Germany right now, visiting family and friends. Leaving my oil painting equipment behind, I am filling in with a painting that I did just before getting ready for the trip. Coming from South Florida I am not used any more to ice, snow and cold temperatures. Sipping hot tea, sitting next to the heater is the place for me to be..... nature and people are soooo ready for spring to come!!!!
The temperatures have been so mild that it was possible to have a model posing for our group of crazy plein air painters. The idea here is to show through the overall lighting that this is "figure in the landscape" and not indoors. I am not so sure if I captured that, however, it was absolutely fun to do.
As you can see, not just strawberries are in season now - these tomatoes were difficult for me to paint as the color red with all the lights, darks and reflections just seems to challenge me every time. Here they are fresh from the garden just before they turned into a delicious salsa!