Just up the street from the hayfield I painted last week were these beautiful dogwood tree’s. They’re not as bright as they are some autumns, but they’re still prettier than anything else I see today. So I set up my easel and started painting.
I got to set up in the shade today. What a relief after the Hayfield painting done with the sun going down in front of me. Here I positioned myself so the sun is going down to my right and I set up my easel in the shade of a tree.
Lots of traffic passed by, but few stopped to comment. The UPS driver did yell “Nice painting” out his open door as he drove by. 🙂 A couple of small dogs that lived nearby wandered close enough to bark at me a few times, then they wandered on back to their yard.
Although I started this series of small landscapes in order to paint faster, I still feel the need to spend 2 days on most of my paintings. I went back a couple days later and painted in the smaller details to complete the painting. A neighbor with her SUV full of kids did slow to tell me the painting looked real good as her kids waved at me. A very nice drive-by.