Thursday, May 02, 2013

garden path

My first May painting a day.  A spring garden path meandering down a hill to an open field.  I could pick this apart and point out all the reasons to start a new painting but alas, part of my nudge is in fact to paint each day and allow the looseness of this exercise allow me to be less critical and just do the work.

I had such a wonderful afternoon yesterday at the MET, visiting the Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity exhibit. The one thing that amazed me most was the looseness the artists achieved by painting outside.  I am off to work now for a client today but did want to share this work with you on this glorious day.

21 comments:

A Well Styled Life said...

It's a beautiful painting! Lovely and fresh looking. We all need to be less critical...of everything. Have a lovely day.

Kwana said...

Lovely. Makes me want to stroll.

m denise c said...

Really beautiful, Patricia!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

A lovely painting, it reminds me of an English garden.

I cannot wait to see more.

Have a great day, Elizabeth

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

What a lovely painting, Patricia!! I am excited to see your painting a day!

Wasn't that exhibit at the Met wonderful?

Enjoy this absolutely beautiful day! xoxo

CDS said...

It's so pretty! I can't wait to see what the rest of the month has in store! XO

Sherri Cassara said...

I LOVE it! I am excited for you that you are doing the painting a day. My sister (the illustrator) did the same thing a while back and it was a great exercise for her for the same reasons you said!
Embrace all that is good....
xoxo

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

It is PRETTY.....so pretty and it welcomes me in.

Purple Flowers said...

This painting is beautiful. I can feel the shade, and want to take a stroll down this lovely path.

jennifer said...

Very pretty. May is so beautiful and this captures it!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

So pretty!

I'm not sure if you saw my post on Monday about the Uncle Sam Project but I hope you'll check it out the next time you are in Troy.

KK

stephanie said...

We must be sharing the same spectacular weather. Beautiful painting.

LPC said...

That is beautiful.

I want you to come to California and paint my yard.

ann chamberlain said...

I am in love with the picture! Are you going to have a print available for sale?
I look forward to your blogs.
Ann

MJH Design Arts said...

Open to the possibilities that will arise--not a bad way to live. Love the water color.
Mary

Amy Vermillion Interiors said...

WOW! I love this. And I really need to get into my garden. I am super impressed that you are doing a painting a day Patricia!!!
XO,
Amy

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

What a beautiful painting to start off May! I love the meandering path leading to the cottage. Happy spring!
xo
Loi

BRASWELL said...

Adore the painting + will be going to NY in May,now the met! thanks to you! Can't wait to see your painting a day.xxoeggybraswelldesign.com

pve design said...

Thanks everyone! I feel very motivated to keep my pledge to paint a work to post everyday~
pve

home before dark said...

I have the catalog and I'm going to see this exhibit when it comes to Chicago. Can't wait!

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