It's still over 100 degrees here. There is one place where the cool breezes can be found! Chandor Gardens. I wonder if they have notices how many new memberships they have enjoyed with all of the plein aire artists from Doug's Club coming to paint? Today was no exception and we enjoyed the beauty from open to closing time.
|Koi Pond, Beautiful reflections!|
|Love Chandor;s circle|
We had lots of wipe offs today.
I rarely allow myself to do that. If I did I would never finish a painting. Instead I barrel through and paint over it later if I cannot pull it off - which is all too often.
Top is Tosca with her paintings, then TK going after the Caladiums! Sarah is getting ready to paint a doorway into a courtyard. Doug is putting the finishing touches on his Foo dog.
Below is a doorway that is the most delicious shade of green. The charming oriental lantern hanging next to it deserves it's own painting. The turquoises bounce all over the place. Soft salmon colors reflect from the sun drenched brick below the door and bounce up onto the wall to mix with the shadows. The green of the follage mixes in with all of the above to make an amazing assortment of colors. The longer I looked at trying to paint is the more challenging it became. The Gardens close at 3pm on Saturday so I did not quite finish.