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Plein air painting of the north fields at Ayrshire Farm in Upperville VA

Ayrshire Farm North Fields. 5x7, oil on linen panel. 2015.

There were so many things to take in at Ayrshire Farm today that I spent most of my time on photographs rather than actually painting. As a squirrel gathers nuts, at this time of year I try to collect as much reference material as possible to get me through the winter months.

After visiting with the pigs, horses, turkeys and a couple of foxes, I managed to make a small 5x7 sketch of the view across the fields to the north of the entrance driveway. I ran out of time (and energy) to do anything more substantial.

Sometimes it's easier to produce work at less picturesque locations.