Painting En Plein Air gets me out early on backroads and rural locations of East Tennessee. Usually, that’s a winning combination resulting in mixed outcomes. Maybe hard to believe, but not every attempt is worth keeping; there are plenty thrown back.
With the promise that only a summer day can offer, I ventured out to paint daylilies. Turning around twice, I knew this scene had to be painted. The warmth on my face as well as the sun on the hay bales had me inspired.
The flowers were my painting goal, but the barn had me captured. It haunted me for the next few months until able to work on this large (36×36) painting. Look closely to see it is under painted with pink, purple and orange, reminding me of the sunny day. Now off my mind, hoping it’s on yours. Stop in our studio to see the original Hay Day.
Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Phoenix Building at 418 South Gay Street where you can stop and see their work. Their website is www.ChristopherRobinArts.com. All works are copyright protected.