Peony View 5.5x11

"Peony View" 5.5x11" Pastel

Here is my work in progress. It looks like a view through a window!

In the element...

Another great day out painting en plein-air at a beautiful peony farm in North Plains, OR. We had 15 artists in all, including Gretha (my painting buddie), Bev, Kathy, Patty, Mary, Phyllis, and of course a few others from our Paint Out Group. This time, I decided to paint sitting, and I found it more relaxing than usual. The only disappointment to sitting while painting is that I can't easily stand back to view my work in progress. In the above shot of me, I'm using my new modified Open M Box which I just love! It carries my pastels with absolutely no breakage! I've put memory foam in it, which is the best thing about it! I may post the modifications some time in the future.

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Blogger Donna T said...

Beautiful painting, Brenda! Is your paper mounted with a wide border so that you can just mat it, no separate backing board required?

6/16/08, 6:03 AM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Hi Donna,
Yes, that is my intension in a way. I do put an acid free foam-core board on the back for extra protection. However, the wide border is just as you'd thought...I make it the same size as the intended framing dimentions so that I don't have to mount it to the backing. It all fits snuggly that way. BTW, thanks for visiting my blog!

6/16/08, 2:49 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Looks like a lovely day painting. I don't think I have ever seen a peony farm....but I love peonies and your painting is lovely.

6/17/08, 6:00 PM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Thanks Cindy,

The rows of peonies make up about a 1/2 acre, so it's really not that large of a field. Just looks like it is in this photo.
In a couple of weeks I'll be out at the lavender farms. Now that's a treat for the senses. And all the honey bees sing in the breezes, the scent is fabulous...I can't wait!

6/17/08, 10:31 PM  

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