The majority of the paintings on this site are plein air paintings, meaning the painting was started and finished outdoors on site.
I often take photos of things when I am on walks in the country that I hope to paint later. One such example is below. This was a walk near the Collingwood area, and I thought the light coming through the dark tree canopy was beautiful on the low plants below. The plants have organized themselves to catch the light, filtering down both warm and cool.
The ground always has a lot of red in a cedar forest, and this makes a beautiful contrast with the green-blue of the plants. This is an acrylic on panel painting called Light Through the Trees.