Downtown Indy. Circle Center near the food trucks on Saturday. I am enjoying painting on a larger scale. I know I keep saying that lately. I am running through whatever I have in the studio to paint on. Time to use what I have laying around. That and the fact that I need to order the little squares that I usually paint on.
So if you read my other sunflower post, my husband and I just happened across this beautiful field of sunflowers this week. While taking a zillion pictures I noticed a "house for sale" sign on the corner. I looked down the lane along the field and then back at my husband and said we have got to check this out! We are not house hunting but this was intriguing. We drove down the long winding lane that went into the woods, the anticipation was killing me. We finally approached a sunny opening to a newer, very large home with a wrap around porch. We Googled it and found it sits on 20 acres! How lovely. Out of our price range:) but so fun to think about the sunflower house in the woods. A girl can dream cant she?!
Where I live there are miles and miles of soybean and corn fields. So when my husband and I were driving I caught a glimpse of something that took me a moment to process, Sunflowers! What?! Stop! I told my husband. Of course we had to turn around and take another look. Wow, glorious sunflowers as far as the eye could see. Of course I had to take a million pictures. I plan to go back and see how they change in the cold fall temps as they ready for harvest and of course paint, paint, paint!
I am running low on my small 6x6" panels so I have turned to painting on whatever I have in the studio at the time. This is a good thing! Good to get out of my comfort zone. I even painted on an 11x14!! Will post that one tomorrow.
I found this picture on Pixabay one day when I needed a change of pace and was stuck in the studio. I really liked the rich Fall color. Looks like a cold wet Autumn day but yet still warm and inviting.
A picturesque farm in Indiana at the end of summer. I have painted many fields and that much real estate on a canvas or panel can be tricky. You don't want to bore the viewer with such a large mass. Lots of squinting to simplify but still have enough detail to keep it from being boring.
The back side of our mailboxes look like little birdhouses! I have walked out to these mailboxes all summer long thinking, "I really need to paint this!" I finally got to it yesterday. I think this little scene sums up our lovely warm days of summer. I can just hear the hum of bees and hummingbirds.