8x10 oil on linen panel
I took a hike the other day. I really wanted to get into the woods, and explore some of the trails here on Schoodic. I decided to take my backpack and put my pochade box in, just in case I wanted to paint. I read how far the trail was, but wasn't quite aware how up and down and rooty it would be. Still, it was a gorgeous day, and so much fun! The views on top and along the ridges were spectacular. I stopped and did a 10 minute painting looking off the top. I am quite please with its simplicity and how it caught the feeling of the moment. I need to do more quick paintings, and stress the use of simplification. I know, I've talked about that before, but I have to keep reminding myself of it! The trail turned out to be about 3 miles total, with lots of climbing up and down steep places. It was truly a magical trail.