Some of the best times to paint plein air are early morning or late afternoon. Known by artists as the "magic hour" or "golden hour," after sunrise or just before sunset. The sunlight gives everything a golden glow and the shadows are long and cool. You have to work quick when you are on location to capture that light. This is a little more studied version done in the studio. I tried to keep the fresh, bold brush strokes of a plein air piece without having to hurry so much.
On Guard, oil, 18" x 12"