For me, one of the hardest parts of plein air painting is picking the subject. And at this farm, that was a hard task. So many OPTIONS! I probably spent the first hour just walking back and forth to see what would catch my eye. Beekeeping has always interested me, so I found some boxes along a back path and set up there.
Work in progress
"What's the buzz at Willoway Farm?" Oil, 11 x 14
All the sights and sounds of the farm stay in my memory as I sift through photo reference to create some studio paintings. Their little boy Sam was also very interested in the artists and hopefully his curiosity will spark his own creations in art.
As I packed up, the sandhill cranes were flying overhead. Couldn't have asked for a better day! Thankful, grateful.