Saturday, June 12, 2010
Sunset Solitude - For Mike
When my son came to visit me at the Art Festival last weekend, he really liked my painting of a sunset and lake scene done in warm yellows, oranges and siennas. He asked me to paint a similiar scene for him (since I never did paint the motorcycle he asked me to do! LOL) of the marsh in Charleston at sunset.
Yesterday, between preserving 30 jars of jam, planting, weeding, and painting with a friend, I managed to paint this for him ... the original I sent him did not include the bird, but Mike asked me to add the egret/heron--so I found a place for him among the cattails.
Today I have another appointment with weed control .. mercy, those things are really persistent! and a few chores in town.
It was such a joy to paint with my friend, Jodi. We thought about painting outdoors, but when temps tipped the scales over 87F, we retreated indoors to paint. I worked a bit on this painting while she was here and we also played with splattering ... wonderful fun, good sharing, and another paint date in a couple of weeks. Friends and painting -- gifts to be sure!
We're in for a couple of days of high humidity and high temperatures, so I'm dashing early to get the weeds hit before it's too hot for the herbicide to work ...