Revisiting Cabin John Woods

It was relatively warm today, so I paid another visit to Cabin John Park in Bethesda, Maryland. I painted a scene like this about seven weeks ago, in warm afternoon light. Today there was some sun, but it was not as intense, and the woods seemed more subdued. I painted this quickly; it took about two hours.

 Geoff Watson, “Cabin John Woods in January,” oil on linen, 12” x 24,” 2018.

Geoff Watson, “Cabin John Woods in January,” oil on linen, 12” x 24,” 2018.

Here’s what I did in December. Not quite the same vantage point, and different light.

 Geoff Watson, “Cabin John Woods in December,” oil on linen, 12” x 24,” 2017. 

Geoff Watson, “Cabin John Woods in December,” oil on linen, 12” x 24,” 2017.