I keep my bedroom window blinds open so I can see the sky, and the weather first thing in the morning.  This morning I saw a half dozen or so, colorful hot air balloons drifting by in the dim, early morning skies.   By the time the cats convinced me they were starving and that I should get up and feed them, the sun was up, skies were blue, and birds were chirping.

It’s going to get colder in the next few days, so today seems like a perfect day for some plein air painting.   I’m going to take my paints and drive down the road a bit to see what appeals to me, and paint it   :}

Painting en plein air in Florida is sometimes a little tricky with the weather.  My impressionist landscapes are thickly painted with a palette knife, and the paints are affected by the humidity, wind, heat, etc., so I kind of get it while the getting is good re the weather.  I can work on the Zen inspired watercolor on tissue paper paintings regardless of weather, as those are done indoors, but oil paints are susceptible to the elements.   So, off I go to see what I can see.

Here is another example of my watercolor on tissue paper painting, inspired by an ancient Zen meditation ritual.   See more of my work for sale on Etsy at www.lynnefrenchdesigns.com

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