This was the scene out my window as the sun set on Thursday, February 17. It was an unusually warm day for February and the grackle (birds) flock was making a lot of noise, one of the first sounds of spring. I quickly scratched out this study on my Wacom tablet with Photoshop, while looking out the window at the same time as my screen. I may not have been outside to do this study, but I was on site. Rather than "plein air," it was "plein office."
Photoshop, about 20 minutes, February 17, 2011.