July 10, 2012
Powell’s Point Park, Nova Scotia
It is a peaceful summer morning. The sky is clear blue and it is a comfortable temperature–a perfect morning to paint en plein air! For several years now, I have been enchanted with a grouping of wild rose bushes scattered along the shoreline. I love how the surrounding trees toss dappled light over these rosy pinks,while they cheerfully bobble up and down on breezy wisps.
Today I will get up close and personal with these delightful beauties; capturing their unique personalities and cheerful nature. Paint has begun to flow and a meditative state ensues.
I love to hear your comments! What wild flowers make you smile?
P.S. An older gentleman came along while I was painting and we had a nice little chat. He told me his mom was a teacher and painter as well. She loved painting roses too. Afterwards he ventured on his way to dig for quahogs buried beneath the sandbar.
P.P.S. Nature flowed around me as I painted– a butterfly passed by my nose and a seagull nosily splashed in the shallow waters beside me.