Saturday, May 10, 2014

Planting Leeks

Planting Leeks, plein air, 8 x 10 inch oil on stretched linen.

A few days ago I helped plant hundreds of tiny leeks into a long row in one of my mom's gardens. Today, with many more to add to the row, I was a slacker, and painted instead. ;) It was a beautiful sunny morning and early afternoon, but I could see the clouds moving in from the west. I had to hurry to block in the shadows before they disappeared, and also sketch in the figures before they moved elsewhere!
This was my funny little quick sketch of my mom, with her signature red garden boots.
I was just cleaning up my brushes and palette when the first rain drops started to fall.


  1. I love seeing the little sketch. Any behind-the-scenes info you want to offer is always welcome. Have you blogged more in depth about your process? I'd love to know more!

    1. Aw, thanks Jessica! Hmm, I'll have to give some thought to how to share my process. Sometimes it feels a bit haphazard! :D But I will do my best, soon.