|Thatcher Woods, River Forest #1 c. 2015, Stephanie Rose Bird|
"Larkspur Quartet," oil pastel, c. 2015, Stephanie Bird
Our weather has been iffy this week. Rainy, windy, cool and today very hot. My larkspur are starting to get beaten up and are losing their flowers from the stormy weather. This oil pastel was done before much of that happened. Hopefully, another larkspur plant will surprise me and bloom. I realize this is doubtful but it doesn't hurt to be optimistic.
As for today, I'm going to head outside and work up some echinacea on black pastel paper and then onto more writing and revisions, revisions, revisions and reading which inevitably leads to more revisions. Then the opening reception for the exhibition "Drawn to Nature" at Gallery 2506 in Chicago.