This is a close up of a rose bush that looked more like a tree, the whole bottom was bare with a full head of roses blooming about 5 feet from the base. I wish the leaves hadn't covered it in the front. I may go back for another try.
These are roses - I have no idea what kind. They're on my street. They have a million colors in them; pinks, corals, reds, yellows. If anyone knows the name, please tell me because I think I have to have one.
Another mystery on my street. These look like peonies, but the leaves are wrong (I think). They are such a vibrant color.
Well, I know I should be painting right now but I'm not. Yet.
Last night was our meeting for the Alameda Studio Tour. We are working on getting artists (we have about 25, but they are not all committed yet). We had our meeting at one of the artist's houses. Well, two actually, husband and wife. She is a paper assemblage artist and he is a photographer. Beautiful work. A small house with a luscious little outdoor patio and lots of flowers and plants. I wish I had taken my camera. And a sweet little rescue pup that was no bigger than my hand but climbed all over me. The tour is coming along, we're still working on getting sponsors to help for the costs for brochures, maps, and all that kind of stuff.
I'm going to be posting thoughts and goings-on over the next two weeks before the show. Hopefully, some of them will be coherent. The only posts I will send by email to my followers will be the 150 Challenge paintings. So if you want to check in and read my silly writings from time to time, please do.
I'm gonna quit messing around and get to work. I'll sweep the studio and maybe paint those pretty red roses. Have a great evening.