Last week for the art walk, I brought in cut flowers to paint during the evening. I started out with a venetian red-toned ground, expecting that I was going to paint something that would serve as a companion to the flowers I painted the previous week. The clematis, hydrangeas and roses didn't agree with that plan -- their colors fought the background. As I worked on it, the toned ground went from venetian red to peach to taupe to the final color, a warm beige with areas of cooler color.
For the months of July and August, my work will be on our large gallery wall in the studio, and the show of work will be called Cut Flowers.