I came home from the farm feeling the urge to paint the wildflowers. I thought at first I'd use watercolor. I laid out the paints, found some 12x16 paper and set up my painting table.
Looking for my Sennielier palette, I went out to the van to see if I left it there. On the way, I stopped to rescue wilting rhododendron in the studio garden. By the time I got back in the studio, I'd forgotten the watercolors!
Retrieving them from the satchel I'd packed for the grandkids, I spied a small set of pastels in the kit. Oh WOW!
I moved all the watercolors out of the way and set up my pastel palettes and a series of much larger pastel papers. Sanded La Carte paper in gold ochre, orange, and terra cotta.
The first one is 19 x 24! And I'm dreaming about priming a great big canvas with the same orange to paint it in oil paint for the mural.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
JOY'S GARDEN WILDFLOWER MURAL
CALL TO ART CENTERS
Planting a Wildflower Garden
Proposals are invited for site locations for permanent or temporary installation of the Joy's Garden Wildflower Mural. Interior sites at art centers, museums, hospitals, and retirement communities are sought for year-round or seasonal plantings.
- CHOOSE YOUR SEASON * Year-Round *Spring *Summer *Fall
- CHOOSE YOUR SITE *Well lit with plenty of flow
- DETERMINE YOUR COVERAGE *Sparse to Spark *Dense to Dazzle
- PREP YOUR SITE Schedule *Installation *Talk *Workshop *Gift Shop
- SOW YOUR SEEDS