This blog traces my influences, studio practice, learning, and teaching of art.

"Before The First Frost"

Ah, the joys of Plein Air painting! The French really got it right. I set up the French eisel on a perfect October day at Beckwith Orchard. That is the dalhia garden of Ray Wilkins. He is a retired professor from KSU. I had a nice chat with him. It was sad that with the economic
meltdown, he might have to downscale his retirement plans. As he had warned me, the dalhias all disintigrated after the first frost. I shot many photos of him and the garden, and plan to paint a series.