Monday, January 5, 2015

Orchid Tree

Orchid Tree, 6x6" oil, plein air, ©Diane Mannion

Worden's Farm

Yes!  Orchids grow on trees in Florida!  This tree's near a pond on Worden's Farm near Punta Gorda.

Hong Kong Orchid tree and my painting spot.
Orchids, close-up.
 Unusual Floridian weather, foggy and cloudy, but at least the conditions stayed the same all morning while about thirty VAC plein air artists painted away.  

Afterwards, we had a mini-show.   Christa and Audrey donated their works to Worden's Farm in appreciation of letting our group paint on the grounds.  Looking forward to painting here again on a sunny day!
 Our mini-show
Workers harvested sunflowers while we painted.

Today's painting is # 5 of Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.

Will be auctioning my paintings on Ebay after they have a chance to dry.


Renee Brennan said...

Nice!! THAT is one beautiful painting spot lucky lady!!

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks, Renee. Great spot even on a cloudy day! Wish you were there.

Anonymous said...

absolutely incredible.