Today my class went out and did our first plein air oil paintings. I really don't have much experience with this type of painting (I really don't even like landscape painting much), and painting exposed to the elements, sun, wind, and such, while sounding wonderful in theory, has not been enjoyable for me in the past. Today however, was extremely relaxing. I found a shady spot that looked out onto this beautiful wheat feel full of sunlight and beautiful shadows. I won't say that I've quite mastered the technique yet, but I had a great time and I'm fairly satisfied with the outcome.
So here it is: