Today my PALS Plein Air group met at a sunflower field that I had scouted out last week.
It was a really beautiful spot, and the rusty truck really was a nice touch.
I was standing near the fence along a fairly busy road while I was painting. This particular field had been written up in the newspaper last week so it is getting more visitors than usual. Quite a few people stopped to take photos of the sunflowers. One woman came over to me and looked at my painting (which was about 1/8th done) and told me it was gorgeous. She wanted to know how long it would take me to finish it and that she wanted it for a gift for her husband's birthday tomorrow. They come to the sunflower field every summer and take pictures. I told her it would probably take me at least another 1 1/2 hrs and she told me not to leave before she got back. I promised her I would be there until at least 12 noon. But you never know if people will return. How many artists have heard those words "I'll be back." But she did return with her daughter and bought the painting. Yeah! She had tears in her eyes when she saw it finished. I did take a photo of it before she took it home.
Needless to say that made my day!
This is 8 x 10.
Here I am working on the painting.
Since I sold the other painting I decided to do a smaller similar painting before leaving.
This one is 5 x 7.
Here are the other PALS artists at work.