Today I participated in the Sayville Garden Tour. There were 6 gardens to view on the tour and in each garden artists and musicians were scheduled. I had seen 3 of the gardens previously, so I picked two gardens to paint in from those I had seen. The first garden had several views that I wanted to paint, but the front entry and garden caught my eye the first time I was there, and that was what I painted. The only problem was that I was standing in full sunlight for the entire time. I was able to shade my paper with my painting umbrella, but not my body, so by the time I was done I was hot. The homeowner, Carolyn kept offering me cold water and when I was finished she let me go inside and wash up and cool myself off before I headed to the next garden. Here is the painting I did and it was SOLD to the homeowners. Yay!!!
Then I dashed off to the next garden I had been assigned. Again I went with the view I had seen the other day, and I'm glad because there were several spots I liked. This time I was able to stand in the shade to paint and the homeowner had a big jar of lemon water for the visitors to the garden. Here is my painting looking at the area near one of the side gates. The woman who owned the home loved the painting. She took my card and told me she had to check with her husband before she could buy it. I hope that isn't the kiss of death for this painting. lol
Here is the view I was painting.