After adding a large number of summer paintings to my Landscapes page (give it a look), it seemed like a good idea to introduce in a dose of reality to mentally prepare myself for what’s ahead in December, January and February — so I’ll get used to it. Painting outdoors in the winter may be fun but always fails to happen quite as often as other times of the year and definitely for shorter periods of time.
The truth is, winter ideas seem to pile up and there’s more images to be painted than can ever be done on location. So a little studio time can be a good thing. Plus, there’s a space heater!
It won’t be much longer before the most colorful wildlife on the James River vanishes for another season. If you visit the Buchanan, VA area in the summer you can’t help but see a host of bright red, yellow and blue crafts of every description floating through the heart of the town. Best to visit them from the hanging bridge. But remember, only four people on the bridge at a time!