Saturday, 12 May 2012

POPPIES IN THE SUN By Cecelia Lyden

oil/stretched canvas
11x14

 
Four of us met last week on a mostly sunny, but oddly cool  afternoon for May. It was easy to choose this subject from the many charming locations in my neighbors' yard. It's hard to resist the strong color, value and shape [ man made vs natural] contrasts. We painted for about 3 hours, but I needed to return the next day to finish. No pressure to complete the painting in one sittting when friendly neighbors are so willing to share their beautiful yard.

3 comments:

Linda Young said...

Lovely Cecelia; Looks like you had a wonderful painting day.

Julie Riker said...

Beautiful shadows show how lovely a day it was.

Sharon K Benner said...

lovely garden painting, I like the fact you kept it simple and painted it with beautiful colors.