I painted this in mid Autumn on site at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. I was high on a hill-actually the same hill I painted the Japanese Bridge from, but facing the other direction. It was an absolutely beautiful day; this time of year every day painting outside is particularly wonderful, because I never know which day will be the last before it is too cold. Prints of this piece are available at Fine Art America. The original is also for sale.
Bell Tower at the Botanic Gardens in Autumn
14×18 in, acrylic on gessoboard
This past weekend I dropped off this new piece at the Jack Benny Center for the fall Member’s Show of the Lake County Art League. There were some amazing pieces there, so if you’re in the area, it’s definitely worth stopping by for a look. Prints of this piece are available at Fine Art America.
Japanese Bridge at Chicago Botanic Gardens, Acrylic on Gessoboard, 16x20in
At a place like the Chicago Botanic Gardens, it’s almost too easy…which kind of makes it hard again. There are acres of perfectly cultivated exotic flowers:
But I found more interesting images in some unusual places:
In what happens after the beautiful flower: