"Morning Greens" (11x14)
This was my first of ten paintings turned in last week during the Plein Air Invitational. We started our work week at the Gadsden Country Club, Easel and me in a golf cart, that was a first. We were attracted to this spot by the tennis courts; it had a lead-in path, a great sloping lay-of-land, nice range of distance, water with reflections! It had it all. I was just hoping I wasn't going to say too much.
I went to work... in my peaceful trance. Eventually the songs of birds gave way to the gentle thud of tennis balls. The players assembled and the discussion ensued. It was the day after; the day after Easter Sunday. The hot topic was: "What did you think about the dancing in church?" A couple of times I tossed back a ball for them, kept working, still trying not to say too much.
Between cruising around on my Harley, I lunched in the excellent company of wonderful artists and blog-friends Robin Roberts and Becky Joy. It was fun to get to know the personalities of painters that previously I only knew by their works. I was honored to be invited to share the week with such talent as the young Russian painter, Dmitry Proshkin. He goes against the norm, and works on very large canvases en plein-air.