The eggplants from Springdale Farm were so beautiful that I wish I had painted a different view of them so that more of the color showed. One of them is gigantic and the other much smaller, so they looked like Mutt and Jeff, whoever they are.
Bouquets of Sweet William were plentiful at the Farmers' Market. I have never grown them but suspect they must be early bloomers. The sunflowers were from the Chicago Farmers' Market, but possibly were grown in Indiana.
Meanwhile in my garden, the big fat rabbits are eating my favorites---bachelor's buttons, liatris, and several others---even marigolds! Aren't rabbits supposed to dislike marigolds? I have put three different repellants down. I wish the owls would come grocery shopping in my yard.
"642 Sweet William" acrylic - 7x5 in http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/diane-campion/642-sweet-william/393915
You will obviously gather from the title that this is a new bowl, which I purchased at the Whitefish Bay Farm gallery in Door County when we painted there en plein air in early-September. There were so many beautiful bowls and other items, including hand spun and dyed yarn, that it was hard to choose what to buy. I love the dark stripe in this bowl, calling out for an eggplant, and the irregular colors of the glaze.
This is only a snippet of a truly beautiful scene discovered on a walk with Oliver. I tried to be discreet with my picture-taking. The home and entry gardens and path are so inviting and it was difficult to decide which portion to paint.