My plein air group, PALS, had our first outing of the season on Tuesday at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Oakdale. The lilacs were in bloom...and they smelled heavenly. They are definitely not easy to paint...sort of like painting hydrangeas. Too many tiny blossoms.
As I said in yesterday's post. I didn't end up buying flowers at the Bloomin' House when I was there. It was just raining too hard to make it comfortable to walk around from greenhouse to greenhouse. I ended up at the Locust Avenue Farm in Bohemia the next day. When I parked I had a pretty good view, so I sat in the car to sketch this. It was super windy out anyway...and too cold. We are having a very strange spring.
The other day I really wanted to paint something and buy flowers for my patio. I headed to one of the local nurseries, called the Bloomin' House in Holtville. Of course I got there and it started to drizzle. I couldn't get a parking spot facing the flower displays so I sketched the view looking out of the parking lot while I sat in the car.