Saturday, May 12, 2007

"Wild Mustard" -- plein air study -- oil on canvas -- 11x14" -- Margie Guyot
This morning started out chilly and rainy, but soon it cleared and my buddies and I could paint. We had driven to the Kensington Metropark Farm Center. Most people went down by the water, but my eye was caught by this bunch of wild mustard in bloom. It made me think of the time I was in the French Rivera in springtime. Entire mountainsides would be covered in this yellow mustard. This view is in a small valley, with "junk" trees growing at all angles. In between the wild mustard were succulent clumps of catnip plants. I snuck some leaves out for my cats at home.

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