It’s hard to watch a game on a beautiful Sunday and not be conflicted about spending time outdoors instead. On this particular Sunday I managed to make it into the third quarter before hopping in the car and driving around in search of a painting spot with enough time left over to paint before darkness fell.
This time of year when the light is at its best is also about the time it vanishes for the day so you don’t get much time. After a quick and desperate search, or as I like to call it, “turning onto random streets with weird names,” a good spot turned up behind an Elementary school with a public park.
My team won without me. Not exactly a surprise.
With the recent wet weather in Virginia, much of it unpredictable, I’ve spent a bit of time poking around the yard for subject matter. Easy to drag the easel into the garage when rain threatens. Daylily, South Seas, certainly fit the bill.
South Seas, was recently added (between showers) to our perennial border along the driveway. A nicely shaped flower that is a fantastic soft orange (if there can be a soft orange) with a yellow throat that really makes a statement when in concert with nearby Verbena and Rubeckia.
A good excuse to go bold with the brush.