I recently attended the 2012 Garden Tour in Cambria, CA, taking hundreds
of pictures for future paintings. I have several larger paintings in
mind from these photos, but I need to finish some portraits in progress
before I can switch gears. I did squeeze this one in. A friend and
fellow painter Wendy McKellar and I started a new summer challenge
called "Different Strokes". Once a week, she and I will each paint the same subject, either from a photo or plein air. Having just returned
from a beautiful day of flowers and ocean, I picked this rose to start. Wendy's oil painting is available as well from her website.