Happy New Year.
I enjoyed reading all the wonderful New Year posts and thoughts of how to do 2012 different. Well, I thought I might like to plein air paint more often starting today! Imagine my dismay when I checked the temperature in the morning of this short but sunny day. 26 degrees BELOW zero! Yikes! Especially when my car thermometer is set normally at 80. Ok. New plan.
From the warmth of my tree fort style Alaskan bedroom, the plein air backpack unloads. Ice crystals on the treetops and heavy laden branches on this sunny first day of a new year, made it possible to capture the cold but beautiful day including Pioneer Peak in this little 8x8 oil.