Last Friday may have been my last chance to paint the red poppies at Arlington Garden this year. We're having some hot weather so they may not last, although the plants do have a lot of buds. I posted my previous poppy pieces in The Red Poppies! The morning started out slightly overcast but quickly got warm. It was very busy that day with artists, a therapy group, and workers getting the garden ready for Pasadena's Open Days Garden Tour that weekend. Three of us from the Friday plein air group were there. I found a spot under a tree with a view across the street with the red poppies in the foreground, and painted while watching the activity with many wheelbarrows full of top soil coming in.
Maybe I can get another spring poppy painting in soon!
|5 x 7" Gouache|