Oh my. It couldn't have been nicer outside today. While I took my puppy out to do his business this morning, I noticed an area of our backyard that seemed suddenly so inviting. It's the entrance to the backyard that we rarely use with steps coming down from the porch. To my surprise our oak tree has grown enough to give some pleasant shade and the breeze was just right that I decided to take my easel outside with my lunch and have a cool "artist's date" right at home. Since I've been babysitting Gus, our new boxer puppy, this seemed like the perfect thing since I've been attending to him like a newborn baby so that he'll potty-train as soon as possible. Besides, Gus really likes being outside. Something cute and funny--the breeze was blowing my sundress, and Gus was following the hem of it with his eyes, then jumped up and chomped down on my dress and hit the ground with it. He is really much like a pirana right now. Ouch!....Ok, I "lied" in the painting--there really aren't pretty pink flowers in the pot. But thank goodness for being able to use my artist's license! The painting is in Oil on cradled board, 6x6. Not selling this right now. But let me know what you think of it! Below was my set-up...
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