I've been waiting for good weather and the flowers to bloom so we can take inspiration from one of my favorite American artists, Georgia O'Keeffe.
I'm so excited that this day in June became the perfect day for it...sketching and painting outdoors with dear friends! The flower garden was at its peek for peony, Japanese iris, poppy and blue flax. We all found a flower that spoke to us, sketched it and began painting. All the paintings spoke beautifully of the strength of the delicate petals and the boldness of color.
This one was painted by Mila and hours later when everyone was headed home, we noticed the bud, had flowered!
I finished the Japanese Iris painting over the next couple days and while I was painting, Enzo took a canvas and painted Fruit Bowl.
Georgia O'Keeffe: http://www.okeeffemuseum.org/natural-and-still-life-forms.html