After 3 days of intense mind boggling heat, today is absolutely gorgeous.....So I decided to take it outside - do some "en plein air" painting as they say in the art world.
|I brought all of my portable materials out to the deck and set myself up.|
|I did a couple of garden scenes, then decided to focus on a loose "watery" flower....|
in the style of my watercolour mentor.
|The bird bath was getting a lot of use today. This little sparrow was having a great time!|
|Then he was moved out of his spot by this Chickadee....|
|That's ok - he just carried on....|
|The Chickadee got thoroughly drenched - came out for a shake.....|
|Then went right back in for another go! The Sparrow is still in there too - he wasn't going anywhere!|
While not true "en plein air" I don't think - painting in the garden is fun, and it's close to all modern conveniences!!! I hope to try some real "en plein air" this summer.....I'm thinking a lighthouse somewhere, with water and sand? Hmmmm....
I'm trying to get a photograph of an exciting visitor to the garden - fingers crossed!
and, I'm just about finished a small knitting project - it should be done in the next couple of days - then it has to be blocked, so I should have an Applöse moment to share this week!
Do what makes you happy!