I enjoyed painting this one, and eating the chips afterward :). I have been doing a lot of plein air lately, and I caught myself thinking "get the shapes down quick, or the light will change". Then I realized my light source is a bulb that is gonna stay put and not move across the sky. I've been thinking about doing a painting with this composition for a few weeks now, and finally found the time and energy to sit down and paint it.
This was painted at the Anacortes Arts Festival, by the Plein Air Washington booth. It was both fun and somewhat nerve wracking to have so many people come and look at what you are painting. But what I am finding is that most people are impressed at seeing someone standing outside painting on an easel, no matter what is actually on the easel.
Personally I always second guess myself when painting anything with flowers. But I'm glad to have painted this, it reminds me of many summer days riding a bike around town. It also tells me that I better do some more bicycling this summer, before the rain comes back!