Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Plein-Air Flowers

"Plein-Air Flowers" 6.75"x12" acrylic on linen

Right before I fell asleep last night I came up with an idea for a plein air painting. I had been eyeing the flowers along my front walkway, pondering what could be done with them. So this morning I headed outside. It is not always easy to paint with acrylic in full sun (and I don't like the new open acrylic), but I was determined to give it a try. Across the street the tree men had arrived and were beginning to cut down a large tree. I could hear the foreman yelling out encouragement to the guys. "Great job!"- "Keep it up!" - "It's coming along great!" How could I help but paint better and with more assurance with all of that encouragement coming my way!