Prospect Park after yet another snowfall
Tuesday’s storm qualified as perfection. It wasn’t brutally cold, as it is today, so I got to go out in it while the last flakes were falling. The sky cleared up to a great cobalt blue and the park was weekday quiet. Cross-country skiers made a few paths, but the snow remained relatively untrampled and nicely photogenic. “Only Two Sweaters Today”—done in two days instead of the usual two weeks—was just the simpler kind of subject that suits me fine right now. If I was really open to challenges, I’d go paint outside. I’ve been reading about plein-air painters who create watercolors using the frozen crystals that form on the paper in the cold, or the ones that sit in their cars and paint scenes. Now that is dedication—but not for this carless New Yorker.
Arches cold press, 300 lb, 10.5″ x 14″