Oil on board, 71/2 x 10 inches
I ventured out on another late afternoon to paint this view just 50 yards from my studio. Looking down the hill, I liked the lovely red of the bricks against the monochrome landscape and the gorgeous bit of crimson of the road closed sign on the left. Scrubbing in the composition at lightning speed, fingers a blurr, I managed to get the basics down quickly and painted in the cold for an hour-and-a-half before the light went.
Despite the light being very flat, with no lit surfaces and dark shadows, it makes painting on site easier because the light doesn't change, although I had to work fast because it was 3.30pm before I started, so by 5 o'clock, all available light was gone.