Today my plein air group (PALS) met at the dahlia garden at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River. The dahlias were gorgeous...and they haven't even reached their peak yet. They should be around until October.
I don't usually do individual flowers, but I figured I would give it a go. It was hard to decide which one to pick as a subject since each one is so different. This is 5 x 7.
Here is the painting against the actual view, and a photo of me working on the painting.
Next I did an ATC sized (2.5 x 3.5) little painting of some dahlias.
Here are a few of the other artists at work.
(who I used as a model for my next painting)
This is 5 x 7.
Here I am working on the painting of Rosamaria.
Since the flowers will be in bloom for a while, I'm sure we will go back again.
Here are just a few photos of some of the gorgeous flowers.
See why I had such a hard time deciding which one to paint?