I take a daily break from painting by scouring the yard to see what flowers are in bloom, what needs watering or pruning, and what subject I can paint next. I painted this flower from life using one of the last Rose of Sharon flowers of the season. I wish I didn't wait so long, because I would like to paint another one using a different set-up. This painting is framed and will be for sale at an upcoming group exhibit on Long Island.
Here are some work in progress photos: