Fall is fantastic for plein air painting! Brilliant sunshine, lovely cloudscapes, dramatic contrasts in fall foliage, and a lot fewer bugs, those are only a few of the reasons why I love being outdoors to paint in the autumn.

Today I decided to work very small, just 5x7 inches, using gouache paints. It forced me to limit my angle of viewing, and kept the session fairly short, always a good thing for me, my attention span for concentrated effort is about 45 minutes! 

I'll let the video that follows speak the rest. Happy painting!