The sun finally came out after many rainy days here. Peaches and peach season doesn’t last long, so I’m celebrating sun and peaches. In addition, I longed for a simpler still life, simpler shapes so that I could focus on color mixing and getting accurate values. The colors in peaches turned out to be more challenging than I anticipated.
Both are 8”x 8”, oil on board. annepfeiffer.com
Shifting Light, 9” x 12” oil on linen panel.
Plein air painting from Explore Park (BRP in Virginia) overlook, looking south. As I finished this, my husband, also a painter, pointed out a very large dark grey cloud to my right and we high-tailed it out of there in time. The miracle is that I had time to finish. Plein air painting this summer has taken sophisticated logistics: checking weather maps and rearranging schedules around forecasts, choosing places where we don’t have to hike far from the car so we can get back in time before the deluge, and then dealing with the changing light as cloud shadows move across the landscape. annepfeiffer.com