Thinking through some ideas about process.
A page in my sketchbook made earlier in the week, thinking about foliage.
These are truly late bloomers. All summer no blooms from the Cosmos but we discovered these over the weekend, while out raking in the windy cold, I brought them in to the kitchen where they’ve been looking miraculous.
I sketched this from a dwell magazine photo while waiting to get my haircut last week. Added the color later.
This is a sketch made indoors, after dark, as I tried to re-imagine the color relationships that I have been seeing and thinking about trying to paint the past week. I started with the glowing, yellow balloon flower. Even in the dark, I noticed when I went to take out the trash, it glows yellow and the oak tree orange/red/purple, I remembered the sage (regular sage) as a cooler blue green. and a bit of scarlet blueberry bush.
In May I planted my first ever Dahlia bulbs -many thanks to Katy!- and now, on the 22 of October we have the first blossom. This morning I sat in the garden working between raindrops. The painting, on cradled aquaboard, is available on etsy.
Beautiful day here today, I sat outside with a student sketching these Nasturtiums, which finally took off a few weeks ago after flagging all summer.
While we sketched Beth told me about this woman and Danish happiness.