Hey Friends, A sweet little Dragon/Damselfly briefly resting on a purple butterfly bush, buddleia. They are such flitty little creatures. I keep every dead one I find. They are my "models".
And a few photos for your enjoyment. DLP and I went to the Greenfield Park in Botetourt this morning to paint. It 'twas a gorgeous day. Nice breeze and sunshine. The very best time of the year. Above is my canvas panel already toned with a burnt orange.
And this is about half way through the painting process. The canvas is covered now with the local colors. I stopped at this point to get started on another. I think I have finally figured out the way to paint in the field. I do a better job if I start in the field and finish up in the studio. If I know a space very well, I can continue, like I do when I'm painting at home or the neighborhood. I guess I'm not as easily distracted as when I'm in a new space.
This is my 2nd start. For me I think the ideal situation would be to go to each new area for a week. Paint only in that space for a week. Then jump in my motorhome and go to the next town. Now if I can get my little plastic motorhome to start, I'll be all set.
Last shot of some local residents. The white one had a funny little top knot on his head. Go ahead and be envious, we had a wonderful day in the office.