30 x40 oil 2014
1. May, Herre, Norway. The day was a brisk one, with a chilly wind, despite the bright sun. The light, as well as the breeze, made for good painting weather if one kept his coat on and stayed in the sun by the river bank. Gusts of wind changed the water surface minute by minute. Likewise, swiftly moving clouds changed the light. No problem--just cast your eyes to the palette and mix a color. When the paint's on the brush, the scene has changed back to what you remembered.