One of the joys of painting at our local farmers’ market this year was meeting so many of the great people who sell their products there. The Sergi Farm group (Belmont’s last working farm) were my “neighbors” during my first painting session. They were very friendly and interested in my work, and invited me to come to their farm to paint.
I took them up on their offer on a beautiful day in early September. My painting friend, Laraine, joined me. We use different mediums and approaches to our art, and learn a lot from each other when we create together.
Laraine was in a sketching mode this particular day. These 3 beautiful sketches show her fantastic ability to capture the essence of a place and tune in to the details. Her sunflowers sketch helped me figure out the correct angle for the sunflowers in my painting.
We walked around the farm to scope out possible spots to paint. I really liked the field of colorful flowers in front of the farm house. Once I found an attractive view with a huge sunflower in the foreground, I set up my easel and began to paint.
All photos and artwork above by Laraine.
Above is my final painting of the farm. Photo of my artwork by me!