Today is the winter solstice - the first day of winter - but it felt more like April today with temperatures in the high 50's. I knew I really should have stayed home and finished my holiday preparations, but the sunshine and warm weather beckoned me outside to paint. I went to a spot on the Yellow Breeches Creek near Boiling Springs and did this small study of the rapids there. I am not certain that this painting is done and I might make a few adjustments to it another time, but it was great to be out. I saw lots of people out walking, fishing, enjoying the nice day - even saw a guy fishing in shorts and flip flops! I hope this is a sign that we will have a mild winter with many more plein air painting days ahead.
Happy Holidays to everyone!