Cold and wind did not prevent a morning of plein air painting in
SW Virginia since I knew that I would have very few opportunities to capture anything of color left before all the leaves
hit the ground. This was a lovely area in West Salem to capture
some panoramic views.
Although I usually paint in oils, I decided to capture the scene in pastels which turned out to be a good choice since I wanted to
paint quickly so I did not stay in the cold/wind for a long period of