Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, to look for inspiration. I want to paint a "garden day" scene with Roses and Orchids.
Our Lady of Guadalupe and Pink Iceberg Roses are still blooming sporadically in spite of our severe drought in Southern California - the blooms are much smaller - never the less the Roses are giving it their best. The color of the blooms of Our Lady of Guadalupe seem to have a peach tint now instead of all pink and I love the new colors. The pink Icebergs also seem to have a darker tint.
I want to add a few of my "signature" Sunflowers to the painting to balance the yellow Orchids.
I purchased pink and yellow Phalaenopsis Orchids as I felt they would look nice with the Roses I picked from our garden.
I want to add a cloche to the painting to give it a garden feel.
Before I start the painting I gather all of the flowers together to get a feel for the colors and harmony.
The completed "Garden Day" painting.
Thank you for stopping by. I sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those following my blog. I am working on 4 more small paintings for the show and will pop in from time to time to share them with you. I apologize for not staying with my regular posting schedule - between painting and on going physical therapy for knee replacements the time gets away from me.
Have a lovely week, Blessings, Erin
"The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps". Proverbs 16:9