It was a nice day out with my friend and we set up next to the canal. I decided to focus on a tree and get a bit creative with the colours. I had a curious squirrel that kept running up behind me to see what we were doing. Here is how my tree turned out:
The air was crisp and the sun would only come out for a little bit at a time but Walkden Gardens was the place to go for the plein air painting. The clouds moved around a lot so my initial sketch and painting doesn’t resemble the light taken in the photo. You really have to decide what you are going to do and stick with it, otherwise you end up chasing the light the whole time. I felt a lot more comfortable and even had a nice chat with a few dog walkers.