I painted plein air yesterday and it did not turn out very well. Today I painted the peonies in my back yard. This turned out much better. These blossoms were very heavy and that is why they turn downward.
This was a challenge for me. The angle of the girl and expression are difficult. The first one my husband told me the face looked bad. I am not completely satisfied with this one. I may put it back on the easel when the paint dries. I am putting it out there now showing all my flaws.
For Mother's Day I went to see the grandchildren and of course took pictures. This was when Hannah was riding her Barbie car. It was the look of joy on her face that I wanted to capture in the painting. It doesn't really look like her but it was the memory of a happy laughing child that matters.
I stopped along the road and took this picture in the early morning light. The original photo had a wire fence across the face. I am not a photographer so a lot of the my paintings are the result of editing my photos.