I was looking forward to our holiday paint-out at Barbara's house again this year. Barbara Field is the organizer of our Saturday plein air group and writes her blog What I See. Not only does Barbara have some great ideas for places to paint, but she also invites us to paint at her house in December.
It was a beautiful, sunny day for painting. Last year I tried a gouache piece of the house that I posted in Holiday Paint-out! There were other painters I joined in the front then. This year we were all in the back yard where I chose to try the bird bath in gouache. Barbara feeds birds and grows milkweed for monarch butterflies so her garden always has something happening. I had in mind to paint the milkweed since it's an interesting plant but it was in a different stage this December than it was last year. There were still some colorful caterpillars and even some monarchs in December. Looking forward to next year!
|5 x 7 gouache|