Stone Coal Studio

Stone Coal Studio

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Painting the Flowers Out the Window

Out the Studio Window
by Judith F Lochbrunner
acrylic/mixed media on canvas
(18 inches by 12 inches)

June was a hot month here with days of above average temperatures and high humidity.  Even getting out in the morning hours was not pleasant as it never really cooled off at night.   As you might have read on the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge Blog, we headed to the Blue Ridge Parkway in search of cooler temperatures and shade for plein air.  

Instead of setting up in the back yard to paint the gardens, I utilized the view out the window.  Black-eyed Susans have seeded themselves all around the yard and I was happy to see a plant pop up outside the studio window.  

It was just the reference I needed for this painting.  The yellow petals really contrasted and almost sparkled against the cooler colors of the other plants.   And that is exactly what I wanted to "push" in the painting.  

None of the Black-eyed Susans is exactly like another and each one has a personality or perhaps even an attitude -- so much fun to paint.

Look for more florals inspired by the back yard gardens in future blogs and hopefully some of them will be plein air works.

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