Hey Friends, The painting above was painted at the Wharton Gardens in Bedford, Virginia.
I remembered for the most part to stop and take photos every few minutes. One of these days, I will get a timer for my plein air bag.
The beginning of course.
Got the darkest down.
Yes, I left the banana plant out. (probably a canna)
Got most of the important stuff down already.
Almost done. I backed up to get a different view and now you can see that is Mary Anne back there.
This angle makes a glare, but I'm quitting.
I enjoy showing you how some paintings come together so easily. I love plein air and that makes it easier too. I wouldn't have enough space on a blog to show you some of the pain I must go through to get some paintings done.
Also I want to let you know I'm participating again in Miss Saeta's 30 day challenge. She thinks it makes it easier to pick a theme. I had thought about tropical or lavender paintings. Then I decided to drive myself crazy for 30 days and do stuff I don't normally do. Like trying to simplify or abstract stuff a bit, just some techniques that are hard for me to do. They don't come natural.
May be a big mistake BUT maybe I'll learn something.