Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sweet Peas

I left the painting at this point ...

... and after several glazes, playing warm against cool [using alizarin crimson and W/N red] I think I am done. I want the red to be the complete focus, so I won't put in any background.

Sweet Peas
7 x 8 inches, unframed
$80.00 [this includes shipping cost, too]
Please leave me a note if you would love to be able to hang these beauties.

The source of my inspiration - sweet peas on the left, red runner beans on the right. My landlady grows them every year.

Bruno, and GATE #1

I hope you can see the sweet peas on the far left on the patio, and a bit of GATE #2 on the far right.

There is a story that goes with the painting. Of course!
Bruno has had a sporadic case of gate-phobia. Whether it's a hold-over of his days racing or something else, I don't know. But more often than not, I have to spend a fair part of our ride schooling him past and through gates. Lately, because the ground is so dry and hard, I have been using the entire back lawn, riding out of the gate to his paddock, up the hill, around trees and through the main gate of the property. He has become a bit more stubborn at the main gate lately. He absolutely turns to stone, and will not move - other than tossing his head, or trying to run away from it. MUCH patience is needed on my part! We were schooling on the lawn a few days ago, and it was frustrating. And then, all of a sudden I was enveloped by the glorious aroma of the sweet peas. Wonderful calming effect. :)  So that is the story of the wonderful sweet peas.

Thank you so much for dropping by, and your comments are always welcome!