Featured above: “Up early” – watercolor painting inspired by Milly’s garden
For every finished painting, there are also a few that are started and then set aside. They’re always in the back of my mind as I am working on other things, waiting for the day I am inspired to finish them up.
I finally took some time this weekend to give some attention to five paintings that have been sitting half finished for a while. Quite a sense of accomplishment. Most of them were started back in August when I was on vacation in Canada.
One of them, “Up early” (pictured at left) was started a year ago and based on a photo taken of my Aunt Milly’s garden – a splendid and remarkable place. Forty years of nurturing have gone into her creation of this masterpiece which surrounds her home on the coast of Lake Superior in a little town called Cornucopia, Wisconsin. Many of my paintings are inspired by Milly’s garden, including all the images in the presentation below.