final pleine air of 2012 / by Philip Tarlow

on nov. 8th i ventured out to n. crestone trail, knowing because of the weather forecast that this would be my last pleine air painting of 2012. I went to a site dominated by a sheer cliff sometimes used by climbers to practice. there was a distinct chill in the air and it was overcast.

the resulting painting, an oil on portrait linen 14x14" is one of the best of the 20 or so pleine air paintings i did this fall.

11/8/12 n. crestone trail

14x14" oil on very fine portrait linen