We've had gorgeous, warm weather all week, and since the meteorological prospect for next week isn't so good, I wanted to take advantage of today's abundant sunshine -- and the lupine season!
Lupines are in full bloom now. My in-laws next door have a field on the ocean that is chock-a-block with them. I was afraid they'd be gone by the time I got back.
Because I didn't want to dirty my oil brushes, which are dry and packed up for the trip, I took out the pastels. Here's the result, a view of Friar's Head and the old weir stakes with the lupines in the foreground. Lupines have a deep color, but surprisingly, the value wasn't terribly different from the surrounding grass. The scene is pretty much as it was:
8x10, pastel, en plein air
Now - off to pack the car. I won't post again until after the trip.