There is a park near my home that was designed using all native plants. I just love it there. One of the things I like is the wide expanse of brick, which gets pretty hot and glaring in the summer, and in contrast, the coolness of a bench tucked under a clump of birches. For this painting I eliminated all of the background to emphasize the glare contrast with the shade. Don’t you just want to grab a book and a coffee and settle in?
Also I wanted to share some exciting news for Melissa Blue… 2 paintings won awards in the American Art Awards Competition! Hooray! Well. 5th and 6th place. But still 🙂 You can see all of the winners at: http://www.americanartawards.com/2013winners.