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Jacarandas - plein air and studio paintings

Jacarandas 2019Jacaranda trees 2019

Jacaranda trees at Fairmount Park (plein air and studio paintings)

I did the first piece recently when the jacaranda trees were in full bloom at Fairmount Park. It was done in about 1.5 hours, as I just wanted the colors and placement of objects right. I followed up by doing the painting on the right, by getting in more details, but without looking at any of the photos which I have taken there. I added a few distant details to add interest to the backgrounds. The jetty on the right is for launching the small sailboats, in which the city gives summer classes. This park has become a favorite haunt for me, to paint different things in different seasons, sometimes with my group and sometimes by myself.