Saturday, June 2, 2012

"Pink Poppy"
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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1 comment:

  1. I agree, poppies are so delicate. I think that quality is what attracts us to them! Those & peonies are some of my favorite to paint.

    Looking forward to reading (& seeing) about your trip into plein air painting!


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