I snapped this shot on a hot summer day last week. We were on our way to a swimmin' hole to cool down. I wanted to keep the feeling of the motion from cruising down the back roads in a convertible of course. So I painted this alla prima (all at once) with lively brushstrokes and bold colors of a sunny summer day.
Did you see the egret painting I did a couple days ago? Well I saw this guy nearby. He was quietly in search of lunch along the treeline. I really could have sat there longer watching the birds walking through the tall grasses and flying in and out. Good for the soul.
I guess this is the summer of rain for us. I lost track of how many inches we have had after 15 inches in 30 days. Between rain/storm showers we sneaked in a bicycle ride along the local trails. Every thing is so lush. I don't remember seeing so many wildflowers. I had to stop and take pictures when I saw egrets in the tall grasses. Did I mention the humidity was about 100%?
I used a new color on my palette today that really kicked my colors up a notch. Do you see it?
Every time I drive by this homestead I imagine having this awesome barn. It has a loft with huge swing open doors in one end, an incredible place for a studio. The evening sun was casting long shadows and the deep blues and greens complimented the warm reds of the barn and brick farmhouse.
I was just in Clearwater last week for my sister's wedding. My husband and I had lunch at Frenchy's and enjoyed some beach time. Of course I took many pictures with my phone to inspire future paintings.