daily painting | gardenia

Here in San Diego, looking after grandsons Heath and Mason, the weather has been lovely and mild (temps in 80s, not 100s — what a relief!). Heath (8) and I had a paint-out in the back yard yesterday and I gave him a pair of scissors and asked him to scout around the yard and find blossoms for a still life. What a lovely surprise to see him bring me a gardenia, which he found in the back of the gardenia bush under a tree. I’d never have found it. So we went to work, me with my watercolors and Heath with tempera paints while little French bulldog Rocco, who is in our care this week, wondered why Heath wasn’t throwing the ball for him. It was a perfect afternoon.

8″ x 6″ watercolor, pen on paper = $60