|"Whirlygig" 12 x 9 oil|
This morning we artists were supposed to paint the town - and be in the town where the public could see us and talk to us. I will admit, city and townscapes and anything to do with buildings is a challenge for me....but I want to learn and I guess learning by doing is the answer here. A couple of days ago I scoped out the town and really loved a little cottage with a cute garden. There were always cars and trucks parked in front, so I did some sketches of the house one day, and a couple of value sketches another day. I finally settled on a section of the house and the side yard. I had to eliminate potted plants and things on the porch - it was just too much for a little painting.
So this morning, I was so tired from commuting ever day for 4 days, that I was running late. I took a little extra time to print the photos I took of the cottage before I left. Good thing I did, because today they had that area blocked off because they had tree trimmers cutting down large limbs in front of the cottage! So, I parked somewhere else in town and set up in the shade (at 10:00 it was already very hot!).
I had some people come by and chat, and I would have liked to have more time to work on this, but at noon I had to pack up and frame this little wet painting and bring it in. It was hung inside the canopy.
We had a very good turn-out and by 10:00 4 paintings were sold, including my wildflower painting!!!!!