On a recent trip to Descanso Gardens, I saw some artists painting from life. This one is by one of the Japanese shinto lanterns!
I'm a bit slow, so I tend to paint from photographs. It still inspired me to pick up my paint brushes when I went home though. There were quite a few artists there doing this that day, I tend to think they were there as part of a class.
Here is a work in progress view of my poinsettia painting. I definitely think I will be getting it done in time for Nibblefest!
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