It seems I paint these Black-eyed Susans every year like the Rose of Sharon flowers in my garden. I painted quick and thick, trying for an impression of them. This year they seemed a little past their prime but no matter, I see them as beautiful.
This year's Rose of Sharon painting has two flower heads and an orange daylily. I always enjoy the challenge of creating a new version and comparing it to the Rose of Sharon paintings I've done in the past. Click here for previous Rose of Sharon (and other flower) images.
This past weekend was the Washington County Antiques Festival in Greenwich, NY. It was huge and had lots of booths with glassware and dishes. Perfect for a still life painter. This glass teacup and saucer radiated yellow and gold as I walked by it, as if it was calling to me. The dealer called it Cambridge glass. So I bought it and two interesting frames for works of art I recently purchased. I'm definitely going back to this festival next year.