"A Painter's Paradise" , oil, 6 x 6, $85
Today is Day 29 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge that I signed on to be apart of with Leslie Saeta and over 260 other artists... Only one more to go!
My theme is: Connecticut Treasures.
Last July I had the pleasure to see one of the most spectacular horticultural sites in Connecticut. In Griswold, CT there's a farm called Buttonwood Farms and back in 2003 they planted one acre of sunflowers. People came from miles to see and photograph these beautiful flowers. By 2012, Buttonwood Farms planted 14 acres of sunflowers! An oasis of golden splendor! The farm sold the sunflowers by the bunch for $5 and all the proceeds went to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut.
I met up with two fellow plein air artists who were enjoying a morning at their easels. The day was heating up by about 10:30am and at 11:15am the watering tractor made its rounds leaving sparkling puddles of water along the path... and I came very close to getting a sprayed!
Now onto the last painting of this Challenge.....
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