Sometimes a painting spot is too good to pass up, even if it is on someone else's property. Such was this grassy edge of Swan Island Dahlia farm in Canby, Oregon. Shaded by some large oaks it provided the perfect view of this colorful panorama.
My friend and I knocked on the door of the adjacent house to get permission to paint on their ground, but no one answered. It was just on the edge, between the farm land (which kindly granted us permission to paint) and the private property. What is an artist to do?
We chose to paint. And quickly. The vibrant blooms shining in the sun seemed surreal, yet there they were before us. Such a perfect hour to delight our artist senses.
Right as we were moving our gear back to the car, the owners arrived. My friend and I smiled and waved, relieved at our quick getaway.
This original plein air oil painting is perfect for any spot that could use some lively color and light. You won't find a painting like it, since the view is not on public property ;) ~Tali