Friday, May 27, 2016
Flowers in shade
"Flowers in shade" by Hilary J. England
Oil on canvas, 8" x 10" 2016
It was a scorcher today. I wasn't prepared for it, even being forewarned by the Weather Channel, but somehow, going from losing tomatoes last week due to frost -- to 95 degrees, just seemed ludicrous. And it is! So, I went lumbering and sweating around town, like a bulldog in the heat, until I came upon this scene.
I found a wonderful little spot of shade, and the diversity of flowers and greens, warm and cool, was very captivating to me. I sat there drinking it in, thinking back to my childhood, and I could hear the laughter and wonder within, and still picture that when I left, the sprites would come out of hiding and be about their business again. It was enchanting. And I probably baked my brain earlier in the sun hahahahaha.
This painting took a little time, because I wanted to make sure the balance of cool and warm greens was not lost in the translation. There was a quiet energy to this place, even though the breeze only stirred the new leaves here and there, I felt the vibrancy of it as I painted. It was just a wonderful little scene to capture.
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