Friday, September 20, 2013

Dahlia Daze

I am a bit behind in posting. On Tuesday my plein air group went back to the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River. I did another close view of one of the dahlias. The colors of the flowers are just so amazing. This is 5 x 7.

Here is the painting against the flower.

We had a small turnout. Here is Rosamaria setting up.

And Linda at work.


  1. Oh wow.. lovely job on the flower. You are so prolific. You crank out these lovely beauties so fast. Loved seeing your painting buds.. that last one is a painting waiting... of your friend painting in all that beauty surrounding her. Reminds me of some of the old masters out painting each other painting. :)

  2. Hats must be di rigeur for painting plein aire. Love your dahlia, Joan.

  3. Thanks, Chris. I do try to get out and paint something small most day. That last photo does remind me of some of the old photos of artists painting artists.

    Tina - Thank you!

    Sherry - Thanks. If nothing else we usually need hats to block the sunlight at some point.

  4. Beautiful red! I love your dahlia and the porch painting below!