THINKING SMALL/ THINKING LARGE
I'm working on two big paintings. This plein air painting is 6x8", and it gives me a balance of working large and working small.
The local Rose Garden has been outstanding this year. Every time I go there is a swarm of volunteers working diligently to keep it lovely. At any garden there is an overload of information (or inspiration, depending on your view). I was just tickled that I could simplify one view of the sun dial into a nice little composition. There was so much to leave out - I only suggested what was a profusion of red roses.
Plein air artists really pay their dues - sweat was running down my back from the humidity - and it was early morning, and I was mostly in the shade!
Sundial, 8x6, oil sold