IMG_4108The wisteria is in bloom and I love it! Taking center stage as the romantic lead, it has a great supporting cast of pink dogwoods and assorted azaleas singing their praise of spring. It’s taken some creativity to orchestrate gardening and painting around the meat of the day being spent at the showhouse. That sensation of feeling torn in too many directions has finally settled into a rhythm of its own: a quick gardening stint in the morning before going the the showhouse, followed by a late afternoon painting session before dinner.


Happily, as a result, the weeds are diminishing as the flowers increase and  by the end of today’s time in the studio, the new commission is actually starting to show its (not quite) true colors. After sitting back and taking stock, the next step becomes apparent; correct some perspective and value issues before tweaking up the color. Then on to the final details. All before the wisteria fades.


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