Saturday, December 21, 2013

Holiday Paint-out 2013

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




   

8 comments:

  1. Bright and cheery reds Sherry, has a Christmas feel with the beautiful greens you have created alongside, Merry Christmas

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    1. Thank you Lorraine! Merry Christmas to you too!

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  2. Your brilliant colors really dress up this piece, Sherry. That caterpillar photo is amazing.

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    1. Thanks Terry. The milkweed plants are very busy with insects it seems.

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  3. This is a beautiful take on my yard. Thanks Sherry. Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Barbara! What a fun morning we had!

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  4. I love your painting, Sherry. The colors are so beautiful.Your background has proved to be invaluable in turning to fine art.

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    1. Thank you Julie! So nice of you to take the time to comment.

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