Sunday, 8 April 2012
Redbuds and Rocks by Julie Riker
I had never been to Gettysburg at the height of redbud season and I was impressed at how lovely it was to look into the woods and see all this brilliant color. Ralph and I drove around the battlefield for a long time to scout locations and I got a good history lesson along the way - Ralph really knows his Civil War history! By the time we settled on a location there was only and hour and a half to paint so I quickly sketched in some basic information and colors and then did some additional work on this at home.
Here is Claire working on her beautiful painting. She looks happy to have conquered that scene...
It is so neat to view all the renditions here posted on the blog. It was great to see everyone who came out to paint that day and to enjoy lunch together.