Saturday, September 6, 2008

Late Summer Weeds

A beautiful afternoon today. Partly cloudy, a slight breeze, with temps hovering around 80. Painted this en plein air on the Mosby Farm on Allen Creek in Cumberland County, Kentucky. The colorful plants are actually weeds that are four feet tall. Really pretty...purple, red, white and yellow ones.
Just the kind that likes to harbor my arch enemy this summer; the dreaded chigger. I was standing in the middle of thousands, so we'll see tomorrow. After having been bitten by the little bugs many times this summer, I know that the next day is the easy one. Usually only a few bites show up then, but the following couple of days are horrible. The bites seem to multiply, and nothing seems to slow the itch.
9" x 12", oil on masonite panel, en plein air

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