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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Where to begin?

We will chalk off no posts for 6 weeks (has it really been that long?) to my brain taking a summer vacation and leave it at that. I am determined to post today before I start anything else.

I will start off where I left off on my last post
Moonshine Yarrow, early morning light . 30x22, oil on panel
Here is the painting I did from the photographs and the plein air study that I did one early morning around July 4th. I started right about 7 a.m. on the study, thinking I had "plenty of time" and by 8 a.m. I had to stop as the sun had come over the house across the alley and was hitting the side of my face and it was Hot! I am standing on the edge of our alley vegetable garden, looking north. This particular patch of yarrow I have tried to dig up many times over the years, but as you can see, it is still thriving! There are usually tall hollyhocks on the other side of the yarrow, but all the rain this year has not been good for hollyhocks and they were stunted. Just after I started this painting, my neighbor across the street, on the left, whose garage door and side of her garage you can see behind our blue garage, had her house painted. After years of painting this alley and her garage, it is now a different color scheme...The every changing landscape of a neighborhood.

Another post coming soon will continue with this alley as I realized I have painted from this particular 20 square feet or so of alley, many times. I believe the only season not captured thus far is spring.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful.... In many ways! Great depth! MJ