Good thing he was painting in oil.

Matt Chinian says he was about 15 minutes away from being finished with a plein air piece last week when the wind knocked it into the snow. He finished it the next day with minimal problems.

“#240, Delavan Road @ Lincoln Hill Road,” by Matt Chinian, 2014, oil on canvas panel, 14 x 16 in. Collection the artist

“Sometimes there are surprises — you can’t let it ruin the day,” says Chinian. “Just pick it up, see what you got, and go from there.”


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