Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Woman Among Marigolds At The Eastside Cafe
Painted outdoors, from life, yesterday morning.
Oil and oil pastel, 20"x24" canvas.
We were outdoors, in the middle of the most marvelous organic garden, with chickens, at the Eastside Cafe. (Check out the Eastside story portion of the Eastside website for more about the garden.)
The day was kind of cool and windy and threatening rain at first, then it warmed up and got sunny and windy. This was a three-hour long session, with breaks.
I painted the dark and threatening part of the morning.
The model, also an artist, was shivering at first, then closed her eyes and kind of sunbathed, fully clothed, once the sun came out. And we enjoyed our cold drinks--our model had root beer-- and painted some more.