Painting #11 of 50: "Rosetti Birches"

Thursday, February 28, 2013: The weather forecast was way off. Instead of the rain and snow and cold temps, it was 40 degrees F with mostly sun and no wind. It was school vacation week so my daughter joined me to paint while my son and his friend walked down the trail to the beach. Somehow it all worked out. My daughter worked quickly and was finished with her watercolor way ahead of me, but kept herself occupied exploring the paths into the field nearby. The weather was lovely, so we could all relax on that front. I had on my heavy winter jacket and snow pants, but could have worn lighter layers. No gloves needed until the sun went behind the clouds.

Today I focused on the repeating groups of birches and their shadows across the path. The dried leaves on the ground were such a warm burnt sienna and there were only a few patches of snow in this part of the woods. Spring was in the air!

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I am currently entering blogs from my 50 Project back in 2013-2014 as a way of sharing photos and journal entries of my plein air watercolor painting experiences. Lots of stories in the field through all seasons and all sorts of weather here in Vermont beyond. Hoping to get caught up to share more recent paintings.

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Libby Davidson

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