6x8 inch original Plein Air oil painting
by Tom Brown
To purchase this painting, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I like to start the New Year by getting out first thing in the morning and painting on location. It gets my year off to a fresh start. This is my first painting of 2009.
A thick fog enveloped my neighborhood when I awoke, and I grabbed my gear expecting to capture that in a painting.
I headed for a local canyon, anticipating the magical effects that fog would bring to the scene. To my surprise, halfway to my painting site I drove out of the fog and into bright sunshine!
I decided to go with it anyway and set up my easel near a trail along the edge of the canyon.
For this painting I used a custom metal paintbox that fits on a lightweight camera tripod. This paintbox is completely self-contained and sets up in moments. I simply open the box and paint. When I’m finished, I close the lid and I’m packed to go. My wet palette and fresh painting are safely contained inside. It’s a Plein Air painter’s dream.
Many friendly people jogged or walked by as I worked and we exchanged good wishes for the New Year. As I brought the painting to completion I decided to add a couple of these friendly folks to the scene. I hope you like it; this is my first Plein Air painting of the New Year.
Once again, I want to thank all my loyal followers who made 2008 such a wonderful year for me. And I want to wish you all a HAPPY 2009!
It is your continued support that enables me to earn a living by adding joy and beauty to the world while doing what I love most.
(By the way, I will teach a new Plein Air Workshop beginning on January 10th and there are still a few spots open. We will meet on Saturday mornings for 5 weeks at various locations around Orange County, California. Email me for further details if you’re interested in attending: email@example.com)
Thank you again for making 2008 such a wonderful year. I have some new and exciting things planned for 2009, so please stay tuned.
I WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!