Mixed it up today. I decided to paint with gouache instead of oil. Its a bit trickier than oils as it changes color when it dries. Plus it can do some things nice things that watercolor does even though it is an opaque media. I love the stuff! But there are no guarantees it going to look close to the color I intended when I put it down. So… My light is moving fast and I’m moving fast so its a tricky media in cold weather and damp conditions.
The temperatures were dropping steadily this afternoon when the sun came out. To work around the cold temps and long drying time I decided to paint an interior scene. Then I changed my mind when I saw the light streaming across snow on the back field. I set up my 6×8″ mini pochade box in the kitchen and painted the fleeting view out the window. It was great fun! I think I’ll do some more gouache paintings of landscapes from my car with the heat turned on to dry them fast. This might be the way to go with gouache until the temps rise above freezing again.