6 x 6
Oil on Hardboard
I have been baby-sitting 3 of my grand-kids for almost a solid week. Their other grandmother is their regular care-giver while their Mom and Dad work. ( Just so you know, I think their other grand-mother is Wonder Woman!) Anyway, I hardly had any opportunities to paint for a whole week and I was just itching. While out in the yard I saw this beautiful pink poppy that had come up from volunteer seeds. As soon as the kids left for the day, I grabbed my cigar box of paints and headed out the door to paint a "quicky". I knew that a single windy day would take away the opportunity. Poppies are so delicate.
For my artist friends:
As I start preparing for my voyage into plein air painting. I have been doing a little research. One thing that I stumbled upon ( completely by accident) was a site that had a nice check list for things to pack for painting outdoors. Susan Ploughe has included a helpful picture with her list. Another thing that she recommends are these handy-dandy wet painting carriers. I ordered a couple.
And finally, Renee Lammers who is hosting the ladies retreat in Maine suggested Best Brella for painting outside. Not exactly cheap but it does seem very durable and I figure I can use it for multiple purposes - like watching the grand-kids swim.
I'll look forward to reporting to you from my week in Maine.
|Here is how it might look framed.|
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