Thanksgiving at the farm

I had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends today. Before the feast, I had an hour or so to do a quick oil sketch of this quaint farmhouse. It was only 45 degrees outside, but the bright sunshine -- and the lack of wind -- made it feel much warmer.

I was most interested in the intense light falling on the left side of the house and the roof. I didn't have time to finish the picture -- I didn't even paint the whole surface of the panel, and my vertical lines are wobbly. But I do think I managed to catch some of that afternoon light.

 Geoff Watson, "Thanksgiving at the farm," oil on panel, 11" x 14," 2017.

Geoff Watson, "Thanksgiving at the farm," oil on panel, 11" x 14," 2017.