Thursday, July 30, 2009

Duke Gardens

Wonderful day painting with my friend Lin in Duke Gardens and then a long leisurely lunch and talk! You can see her work at "View From The Oak" She is such an inspiration to me! You will love her paintings!

I started with a drawing. It seems to get me started when I feel overwhelmed and surrounded with that much natural beauty - I was totally overwhelmed. After the sketch, I started a watercolor. Wasn't really happy with the result, so I stopped before I totally made mud of the work. I will look at it again tonight and see if it can be salvaged. Salvaged or not - it was an incredible day!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Connie!

    I think this is MARVELOUS! And don't feel so by yourself with being overwhelmed! Sometimes the sheer pleasure of being with a friend and enjoying the day supercedes painting -- mine didn't work out the way I had hoped, but oh did I have a most wonderful time! And thank you again! I love how you've shaded this, Connie ... fabulous shapes of those enormous leaves ....!!! Let's go painting soon!