I came across these lovely warm blushing purple hydrangeas at the grocers a couple days ago and had to have them. There were traditional baby blue, pink, and white hydrangeas. But these ones caught my eye. I am enjoying two things. First. I am working on painting these. I am realizing that when I paint larger, I need much more paint and larger brushes. That should make sense. But sometimes one doesn't realize until after starting that one is in the habit of working on a smaller scale. So here is the first run. I will be adding more paint and layers to this including larger and more generous brush strokes of paint, and darkening glazes in shadow areas....
I drove a four-wheeler and hiked up to a cabin in the woods right on the Continental Divide between Montana and Idaho. There is an old abandon goldmine and old cabins up there. People keep the cabin stocked with provisions of sorts. It's really a place forgotten in time.
Do you see the turtles sunning themselves? Yesterday my friend and I were doing some plain air painting and drawing. I mostly did sketching. It was the perfect day with not a cloud in the sky. Plenty of birds and flowers blooming. The trees finally leafing out. Woodland plants unfurling their petals.