Although the skies are still often gray here in New England, our non-winter is almost behind us, and the temperatures are teasing us to be painting out of doors.
But I'm still in my studio, being cajoled by others to get outside. Not yet. Not quite yet. For now I'm enjoying the memory of a certain slant of summer sun. Soon enough it will be time to paint that whisper of green that will cover the hillsides in spring.
Here's one of the paintings I'm currently working on, tentatively called The Descent to the Lake (24"x30"). Despite its unfinished state, about which I expect you to be kind, it's already making me smile in anticipation of summer painting.
Next Tuesday brings us the 2012 Vernal Equinox. For lots of landscape painters, though, it's really New Year's Day.