Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hidden Mesa Wildflowers

Spring Wildflowers    8x10    oil on panel

Today the PAAC Castle Rock group met at Hidden Mesa. It's become an old haunt of mine as I've been going there for years to paint. It was really nice to have some other painters there this time. We got a lot of rain the day before and a few days before that and the wildflowers have really popped up. I don't remember there ever being that many flowers at this part of Hidden Mesa before. As I have painted a lot of the trees and rocks many times, I decided to try the flowers. The weather was fantastic with a nice breeze and it made it easy to finish this painting. Some of the other painters stopped by near the end and we debated adding the purple flowers. Those flowers were way off to the right of this shot, and I was not sure if it would 'break' the picture to add them in. In the end I added them anyway and I really like how it came out. It was a great morning to be outside painting!


Nancy Hawkins said...

Wow Jon You have really hit your stride! This is loose & atmospheric Every color & stroke works to make a gorgeous work. I think you have a sell out show coming up soon!

Jon Holdredge said...

Thanks Nancy! Watching you paint has been a great help to me and I always look forward to seeing your new paintings!