Sunday, September 29, 2013

Day 29 - 30/30 Challenge - Trying to Finish Strong (Painting 24)

Summer's Last Stand
8.5" x 10", watercolor, $100
Will be available in my Etsy shop soon - If you are interested, please leave me a message below.

This was my first painting on Saturday at Planting Fields. There was a woman named Susan painting on the other side of the path, looking at the other side of the archway. We had a great morning chatting about all the fabulous places to paint and hike on Long Island. 
The flower beds are overflowing with goldenrod (? could be something more domestic?) asters, and some other pretty yellow flowers. The honey bees and little bumble bees were everywhere gathering pollen from the last of the summer flowers. 
There was so much to look at, I had to do a preliminary sketch before starting. 

In progress.

Looking at the scene

Susan and her painting.

Susan's view.

It seemed like all of a sudden the light and shadows changed dramatically. It was time to take a break, get something to eat, and find another spot to paint. (See day 28.)