Spent the morning outside practicing painting outside trying to capture the sun before it moved too much.

This is my behind neighbor’s chimney in the sun framed by my tree. 20140706-132816-48496102.jpg
This started as several separate studies of perennials in my garden (lantana, salvia, and ruellia) and then combined w a dead tree we are keeping because downy woodpeckers visit it for bugs every morning. Woodpeckers are special birds to me. So it is my garden in essence, but not an exact replica of where stone fences, tree and flowers exist.
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and this a fast study on sketchbook paper of part of my hand.
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