Just when a snow storm seemed to be inevitable, the sun came out bright and shining again. However just when you think it would be sunny and beautiful for the rest of the afternoon, then it turned dark and cloudy again. It was a beautiful and sunny azure sky when I started this painting in our front yard, and just about half an hour into the painting, a strong gust of wind with blowing snow changed everything in front of me into a bleak wintry view again.
Stepped out of the door and painted this quick oil sketch using the flashlight in the dark. The street light in the distance which radiated through the wooded area provided a visual relief against the otherwise dark and gloomy night.
Just a few minutes into this oil sketch in our backyard , the oil paint started to freeze and , it was just so cold ! but managed to finish this quick oil sketch in 20 minutes before coming inside the house to watch Jeopardy on TV.