Today’s Plein Air session took us to Acadia University. We had to be very quiet as we were surrounded by students studying for their end of year exams.
There was a big box hedge in the foreground that I was planning to paint which would have obscured most of the green and but let the conservatory lights shine through. Wanting to just sketch the rooftops and the hedge, I realized I needed to put in what was behind the bushes first because you could basically see through them. The summertime greens would have been muted by the dark wash of the hedges and the lights in the building would pop with the contrast. However, as plans often go astray, some preliminary feedback suggested I leave it alone. So, here it is, off season, and with the foreground left out. I still think I could have rocked that hedge!