I had class all morning yesterday and didn't get home until early afternoon. I was also hosting supperclub for my friends last night which meant dinner and drinks for 12 to prepare, much less all that glamorous stuff like cleaning the bathrooms, etc to do. Not much time for plein air! However, it was a wonderful evening on my porch with some of my dearest "sistas" eating, drinking, laughing and catching up with each others lives. By the time everyone left and all the dishes were done it was about 11:00.
Never one to let a challenge die easily, I figured I had a little time to get in a painting under the wire. So with the candles flickering, my music still playing and the last glass of wine, I sat down to paint. A nocturne would have been nice but it was so dark outside there was nothing to see. I painted the only thing I could see....the umbrella on my patio. :) It is not a prize winner of a painting and I painted it in about 15 minutes, but it is plein air and I got it done so here you go:
On to the real painting for today! This is a painting I did last week after I finished my painting for the day. The pattern of light and shadows drew me to this scene. It is my very overgrown and neglected garden which from far away actually looks nice....not so much, close up though!
Here is a better view of the finished painting:
"late summer in the garden"
6" x 8" oil on panel - plein air study
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