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Plein Air Adventure

If you saw my newsletter
you might recall that i was at Victorian Days in Willimantic, CT
as an Artist in the Garden
but it was soooo hot
i was an Artist on the Porch, hiding from the sun!

and the best view was of a small house
that isn’t even a Victorian!

Oil Painting Plein Air Willimantic Victorian Days 1
Grey House #1 (oil, 6×8)

Oil Painting Plein Air Willimantic Victorian Days 2
Grey House #2 (oil, 6×8)

this time, rather than showing the steps for a single painting,
i present two versions of the same view.
it was an interesting process to repeat on consecutive days.

and then there was the diversion of the ubiquitous rhododendron bush
and i am reminded that i am not much of a floral painter
but these adventures are all about pushing my own limits…
and that i did! YAY!

Oil Painting Plein Air Willimantic Victorian Days Flowers
Victorian Days Bloom (oil, 6×8)

and much thanks for all the kind comments and encouragement!

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