Friday, September 9, 2016

"Airlie Gardens Arbor"

Here's my second completed painting for the "Arbor Room".  I chose an arbor that is located within the lovely "Airlie Gardens" in Wilmington, NC.  The beauty of place along with it's rich history ( make this one of the most intriguing gardens to visit in our state.  It is very "Old South" with plantings of azaleas, camelias, wisteria, live oaks, and seasonal annuals typical in this southeastern region of the US. 

                                         Completed painting:

                                          48" x 48"
                                          acrylic on canvas

                                          mid-stage of painting

                                          first stage of painting showing tonal underpainting