Lilacs in the Rain

It was a hot week. Up to around 90 some days. Painting had to wait while I worked like a dawg, planting my veggie garden. Thunderstorms passed to the south just about every day. I’d see huge thunderclouds and hear distant rumbling towards Traverse City, but we got barely a sprinkle here in Eastport until today. This afternoon the fog rolled in and I set up my easel in the driveway to paint a lilac bush. Not five minutes after I’d put everything away and got back into the house the rain started up again. Theoretically I’ll cut the grass this weekend.

“Lilacs in the Rain” — plein air field study in oil on birch panel 8 x 10″ by Margie Guyot

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