When I think I’m finished, I see something that needs touching up. Good thing I didn’t clean my brushes. hahahahahha
The Water Lilies are fading fast. They’re showing brown on the edges. I kind of like the brown, but I should try to paint them when they’re blooming next year. I’m not sure what month that is.
I hope this shows up ok on the computer, because I think I can see some depth showing as I look at it here in real life.. I built up a lot of layers of glazes. It took me 2 weeks of working on it almost every day for 2 or 3 hours at a time. It rained twice and I didn’t go out to work on it those days. Yesterday was kind of chilly, but I wore layers, so it wasn’t too bad.
I’m priming a canvas for another scene at Norfolk Botanical Gardens. I think I have time to do one more painting before the leaves are down, since we haven’t had a frost yet. It’s another beautiful scene over water.
This is my 2nd try. It was so nice to get out and sketch this morning after months of not sketching because I moved. My art supplies are some of the last things I’m unpacking.
I went over to Norfolk Botanical Garden thinking I wanted to draw the beautiful bronze figure, but I had a look at the lake first and it was so bright and beautiful in the sun. I said to myself, that statue will be the same all year, let me sketch this before frost wipes out the water lilies.
Now I have to unpack a box of canvases because tomorrow I’m going back to start a painting.
It’s an arboretum! They also have a garden planted by VA Tech. Then there’s an easement that will never get developed. It looks like there’s enough room for another apt building back in there. I hope it doesn’t happen.
The traffic is kind of heavy here, but it’s not as noisy as my last apt where Henrico Drs. Hospital has been building a new cancer treatment building for the past year or so.
2 months ago some loud guy moved in upstairs from me at the old place. Just my good luck it was time to renew my lease, so I canceled it. It took me the whole 2 months to pack my stuff and clean the old apt. Funny how work expands to fill the time allotted.
Now I’m at the beach in a new apt only 1 year old, and on the top floor. It’s real nice. And only 10 minutes drive from my daughter’s house in Norfolk
I’m so tired from moving, but I still got out to walk and explore the Norfolk Botanical Garden yesterday and today. It’s big. So many flowers are blooming!
The weather here is still hot and humid.
Yeah! I got my INSPIRATION BACK!!! First thing I’ll draw is a beautiful bronze figure at the botanical garden.