Setup for "Deer Field #2" -- plein air field study
"Deer Field #2" -- plein air field study -- oil on birch panel 8x10" -- Margie Guyot
All I had to do for this one was turn my field easel a little -- and there was a whole, new view. It's just a simple field, but it's beautiful in all directions. That's a basketbush in the foreground. They're named for their basket-like shapes. I believe they're a type of juniper. In the back are two white cedars, another very familiar tree in this area. Past that is a large cedar/aspen swamp. It's almost impenetratable. And past that is Lake Michigan, whose waves you can hear if the wind is right.
It was late afternoon when I painted this and the clouds were rolling in. No sharp sunlight/shadow patterns today. After having done a series of studio still lifes, it felt very good to get outside and paint!