This is a radiant little orange. I was having some trouble with it – I accidentally put the orange right in the center of the board. I wiped the painting down, started over and it came together. “Brave little orange faces the future.”
One of the neighbor kids picked out this leaf for me to paint. The autumn color is really showing now. We’ve had a string of cloudy, rainy days but the sun was out yesterday. I put the leaf by the window and let the sun shine through it.
This has been on the shelf for a couple weeks. I thought it was finished but stalled on posting it. Last night I sharpened up a few edges and blurred others, and I’m much happier now. These blooms have such interesting structures. Nasturtium and smartweed. The garden is a thriving jumble again this year.
The girls and I went to Artprize in Grand Rapids last week with my mom. I loved it. If you go, keep an eye out for Tim Lowly’s Bower and Rick Beerhorst’s City as Muse. The girls especially liked Phillip Lynch’s Shimmer and the cotton candy cart.
Click on the painting to view it in my etsy shop.
With the dry weather and my skimpy watering these nasturtiums didn’t do well this year, but there are a few blooms and some pretty lily pad leaves. I love this orange against the gray background.