After lunch we headed to the Whidbey Island Winery to set up our easels. I walked around for several moments looking for that "perfect" scene to paint. I wanted to paint the vineyards, but it just wasn't calling me. I kept coming back to this pot hanging on the side of the winery - I love the shadow shapes and colors!
I like the deep red at the bottom and the contrasting purple strip across with the shadow falling over it.
My goal with the flowers was to keep them as simple as possible with only a few strokes each. I think I succeeded.
This plein air piece is 12x16" on Sennelier LaCarte