Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Heat of Things

The Daily Paintworks challenge for this past week was to do a plein-aire painting in one hour, with restrictions on the palette (3 colors and white) and brushes (3) and technique. Okay, fine, but the air quality is in the orange zone (very bad for me personally), and all my flowers are gone. So, I remembered the curbside cottage garden display that one of the neighbor's has always done (and where the sprinkler has been in regular use). Having the additional excuse of not being able to stand in the street to paint, I took pictures and then retreated to the studio. Then I followed the rest of the "rules". The painting is a little nicer than the photo of it, I think, with more blue-greens and a bit softer somehow. But I was grateful, as was the bumblebee, for the flowers. Aloha!

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous Melle! What a feast for the eyes,and the title is spot on because it does feel like these flowers are blooming on a hot,sunny day.