It was -11C when I stepped out of the door on Saturday morning and there was freezing fog everywhere. Eventually it cleared to leave a brief window where I could catch the remaining snow and a bit of sun. By this time I was getting a little cold but thought I’d give it a go and lasted just over an hour before common sense got the better of me :)
VERY, VERY cold!
Snow remains, Stony Stratford (13×10 – oil on board)
The painting has certain things that work and others that I’m not happy with (some of the colours/tones bother me and the composition could be better) but hey ho, that’s the way it sometimes goes with plein air in those sort of temperatures I can perhaps cut myself a little slack :) Perhaps a bigger studio version with some amendments will be an option. A few useful lessons learnt during the process though and useful to have the reference from direct observation.