Thursday, July 10, 2008

Daily Painting Practice - Plein air Flower Garden

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Plein Air Flower Garden
6"x6"
oil on canvas board

Today our little Plein Air group met at John's house near Plattsmouth, NE. John's wife has a gift for growing flowers and has lots of these small flower gardens all around their house. This corner on the back of John's workshop was fun to paint even though the temperature was near 90 in the sun. I was happily planted under the shade of a mulberry tree though. For a snack all I had to do was turn around, reach up and pick.

4 comments:

theysaywordscanbleed said...

lovely!

arlenem
Gig Harbor florist

Hélène Glehen said...

I like it ! Colours are bright and well balanced.

American Genius said...

very nice, and also I add that this seems like it could be very commercial,
I am somewhat like your friends wife, I have a gift for gardening, and I love it, sometimes I regret that I didn't study horticulture in college, just didn't interest me that much when I was younger, music, art, history, I was more interested in and eventually after much indecision studied art,

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Mulberries! I wouldn't have gotten any work done - either that or you'd see all the purple stains in my work. Looks like you are full of self contrtol though because you pturned out a beautiful little gem.