Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Daily Painting 1233 SOLD Indrio Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD Its oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches. It was perfect out, a beautiful day. Started out the lake was like glass, perfect reflections, then a few minutes later the wind came up and the reflections broke up. The park is getting prettier and prettier over the years, there are some nice young cypress trees and lots of cattail reeds.

I had blocked in about half the painting and felt something crawling on my feet, it was fire ants. I had looked before I sat down, there were no hives, this was a parade of them moving to a new place. I moved over and all was well for a little while when they came back. This went on until I finally finished the painting and left. I just got a few nibbles, no real stings, I guess because they didn't feel threatened and weren't protecting their hill.

6 comments:

Roxanne Steed said...

From the painting - it looks like a perfect day! Glad those fire ants weren't any worse..yikes!!

Lori McNamara said...

Thanks Roxanne, it was perfect, except for the ants!

Jane Hunt said...

Gorgeous - I love the texture in your clouds. The ants sound awful - it's always such an adventure painting outside!

Lori McNamara said...

Thanks much, yes you never know what will happen, much more interesting than painting inside.

Manu Martin said...

Excellent piece of art. Your use of colors have made me love your paintings. Keep up the good work.

Lori McNamara said...

Thank you, I was trying to paint the colors I saw.