|The view from my studio window|
The 36" x 36" canvas for my newest painting spent two months leaning against the wall outside my studio, waiting for inspiration to strike. I recently wrote to my friend Kelly about how I wasn't sure what to do, but I was going to get started anyways. The background came first and I worked with a 1" brush to blend (wet-on-wet) patches of white, pink & yellow.
Here are a few sketches for this painting (as yet unnamed), sparrows and caladium drawn from the garden. Sparrows were in several of my drawings last summer & ever present in our yard. The caladium were planted as bulbs late February. I patiently waited for them to grow and was about to give up when one day in late April they began to push up through the ground.