It’s winter down here in the southern hemisphere so it’s been a bit cold and damp lately. However, a few days ago we had scattered showers combined with moments of bright sunlight and this made for interesting painting conditions.

 Winter Light.
Plein air sketch. 30x25cm oil on board. 
© Andy Dolphin

I found a spot beside the highway with a view across farmland to the Porongurup Range. There were clouds draped over the peaks of the range and a strip of sunlight lit up a distant paddock. It was a scene ready for painting and it looked like an interesting subject for my second plein air painting video.

Luckily, the rain held off long enough for me to get the sketch done.

NOTE: You can watch the video here on the blog but I’d recommend going to Youtube and viewing it at full size (click the little “cog” symbol and choose 480p if your internet connection can cope).

Thanks again to Kevin MacLeod, who offers hundreds of royalty-free music tracks on his Incompotech website. 

You can see my first painting video, Barrow Road, on Youtube too.