Painting in Italy for two months, I’d wished to absorb the Tuscan lifestyle. I wondered what it would look like if it could seep into my paintings?
I think it’s finally beginning to show itself!
I painted these two small plein air paintings in my backyard garden of Mathews last week. I can feel the warmth and friendly nature ~ the joy of simply being here ~ in both of these paintings.
2 Backyard Garden Paintings in the Village of Mathews
A village landmark, this corner eatery is festive and popular with the locals. It could be in Tuscany? in Venice? in France? it’s in Mathews, Va!
I am so grateful to live in such a warm and friendly village.
Hunkered in the shade of the Halcyon building, I turned my easel 90 degrees for another village view.
Painting my backyard garden with a cottage silhouette gave me a new way of seeing a local landmark. The old Sibley’s Store takes on a joyful disposition juxtaposed with the corner garden blooming across the street.
Even the pole garden beside it lights up. I find myself wishing for blooming flowers cascading from the front porch!
Perhaps someone will be inspired to plant them?