I spent the morning today and yesterday drawing in the conifer garden.  After so much rain, days and days of rain, it was wonderful to sit in the sun and to observe the sun.  Today felt like spring, so beautiful and mild.

I made a bunch of drawings.

After drawing I went back to my studio and did some fast paintings based upon the drawing.

It feels like the warm season should be beginning, not ending.  That’s how persuasive the sun was today.  But it won’t last long.  And I’m trying to get outdoors in front of the motif while I can.

We will of course have plenty of sunny days ahead — but not warm ones.  And my little fingers will get frozen, and all my landscapes will look like this little grisaille I did.


6 thoughts on “In the Garden

  1. Came by on Gabrielle’s suggestion regarding our mutual devotion to the memory of Paul Squires and his work. I recently posted one of his poems and his blog “admin” made me take it down. It’s so sad because Paul embodied a free spirit and connection to others and this was so in conflict with his values. I’m so glad I came. Your art is gorgeous. You have one of those very rare, intensely beautiful sense of color. You make me want to paint again though I was never anywhere as good as you.

  2. thank you, Squirrel for the kind remarks about my painting. And I am very glad to make you want to paint again — do paint, see, paint, very directly, yes, do!

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