Sunday, 22 May 2016

BIRDHOUSE AND AZALEAS By Cecelia Lyden

oil
11x14
herwww.cecelialydem.com

Another gray day, but not raining; so I decided to travel to my neighbor's yard to catch some beautiful azalea color before the wet weather washed it all away. Many of the azaleas had passed their peak, before it was dry enough to set up my easel outdoors. There were still some dogwood blossoms, bleeding hearts and white peonies-enough spring glory to warrant a painting. I set up the composition, laid in the values [very flat with no sunshine to create shadows], colors and large and small shapes and finished the details indoors while it rained outdoors.

4 comments:

Julie Riker said...

This is a really nice composition. I want to wander around in the garden.

Cecelia Lyden said...

Thanks,
Julie. As you know, "wandering" in this garden is easy and pleasurable.

Susan B. Landis said...

Way to tackle a gray day; you've accomplished lots of interest here.

Cecelia Lyden said...

Thank you Susan-nicer weather will come soon.