Sunday, July 11, 2010
Clusters of Queen Annes Lace
After staining every window in the house, washing curtains, hanging window treatments and then curtains, cleaning the spills and mess, I wanted some 'fresh air' from the order of the finish we were using.
Hot as it was, I walked around our road and spotted some of the last Queen Anne's Lace flowers. I LOVE their daintiness and the way they really brighten our green roadsides.
I started by adding masking, then splashing on colors, especially focused on the flower bottoms.
I really liked the lighter version, but after thinking about it a while, felt the colors needed more stregthening to contrast with the whites. I scanned both versions because I rather like them both! LOL
C has his jam today and I hope to rest a bit and find some time to paint a bit more before the workweek.
After all the threatening clouds, not a drop of rain -- sigh ... Alaready the sycamore trees are showing signs of stress and have turned yellow as they do in September, and our crab apple tree has also dropped a lot of leaves.
Rain dance anyone?