by Jane McElvany Coonce
Yesterday was supposed to be the big snow storm of the year. Arlington County Schools were closed so I couldn't teach since my class was canceled. I decided to start working on some Umbrian scenes.
Last summer, we went to Italy and I took thousands of pictures. Next May, I will teach a plein air art class there. I need to make a brochure to advertise the class and wanted to do some paintings that I could use in the brochure.
I sketched this scene out Tuesday night and started painting. On Wednesday, I worked all day, waiting for the snow to hit. Needless to say, we didn't get any snow. I did a few touch ups on the painting today. So here is the first painting of my Umbrian series!!!!
The phantom snow storm gave me a whole day to focus on my painting! Maybe we need a few more of those. I'm sure the grocery stores love it.