Summer in Maine I like to paint flowers. It's a respite from working on a landscape that is so rich and vast that it's a relief to focus on a small space. I'll be in Maine this summer (and Montana -- another big landscape to contemplate) so I've been thinking about flowers again.
I had a few vases with roses, hydrangeas and alstroemeria so I brought them into the studio to paint. I set up a very limited palette to help keep my focus and keep the painting from being overworked.
After 2 hours, I was at this point and decided to stop. I'm going to call this one done and start a new painting of the flowers another day.