Sunflowers and Silver Pitcher | plein air still life
We have had a cold, rainy spring here in Minnesota. You have to take advantage of the sun where you can find it!
This painting was done on a day that started out with dreary grey skies and falling rain. All morning long, I heard from the weather guy on the radio that it was supposed to be a total wash out. The entire day…
But then, around noon, the forecast changed. Suddenly, there was talk of clearing. Talk of the clouds breaking up.
I needed to take advantage of the break in the weather. I grabbed the bunch of sunflowers I had purchased at the grocery store earlier that day to help ward off the grey-sky depression.
I took the flowers outside to the patio and paired them with a wonderfully shiny stainless steel pitcher on a white cloth.
I was determined to making the most of my brief slice of summer. In the end, the sun lasted just long enough for me to finish this little 6×8″ painting. The clouds moved back in and the rain began to fall again. But I know I did everything I could to make the most of my sunny day. Even if it was only for a couple of hours.