Yesterday and today we're back in the New York Botanical Garden, where I'm the Artist in Residence.
The theme for the exhibition this summer is American Impressionism, so I thought I'd choose a favorite subject of garden painters, the rose. They're in peak abundance at the moment. I set up next to a variety called "Carefree Beauty."
|Shrub Roses (plus spent alliums), casein 8x10 inches|
I wanted to be close enough to see the structure of individual flowers and leaves, but far enough back to allow them to group into masses. I chose casein because it allows for brisk and direct handling with plenty of opacity and quick drying time.