30 x 40 cm.
Oil on Panel.

High grass, bluey tints, another ‘vieux tetard’ (coppiced willow) here in St.Dizier.

the right size for plein-air painting

Nice to be swinging the brush around again in a more natural way (natural to me, that it is), after having made the mistake of trying to fit too much into too small a space. I am not a minaturist. Funny to think that last autumn I was trying to paint 61 x 85 cm oil ‘en plein air’. 30 x 40 cm is a good size for plein air, if you approach with care & set of small brushes.

After ‘Chateau de Biron’ (which I consider to be a stinking failure), I’m starting to suspect that getting it all to fit in a small-size painting isn’t the same as getting the scale to work picturally. Something to work on here, Adam.