Notes from the Garden – No Rain Yet

TM9409 Notes from the Garden – No Rain Yet 42×42 oil on panel

One never knows how a painting will evolve. The inspiration for this painting came while I was sitting in a parking lot during a sudden spring shower and looking out through a drippy windshield. I liked it so much I started photographing through the windshield. The blurry effect of the gray tones and springy yellow greens really sang. Later, in the studio, I painted No Rain Yet, which you can see below.

TM9409 No Rain Yet 42×42 oil on panel

No Rain Yet eventually went to a gallery just before the pandemic started. Nearly three years later, I asked for it to be returned – I loved the painting, but with three more years of experience I could see a way to bring the painting farther. The gallery graciously said fine. Looking, I began to see garden forms and a way to bring in some detail and more depth. What fun. I retitled the painting Notes from the Garden – No Rain Yet to honor the original and the new. Details below. Enjoy.

TM9409 Notes from the Garden – No Rain Yet – detail from upper right
TM9409 Notes from the Garden – No Rain Yet – detail upper left
TM9409 Notes from the Garden = No Rain Yet – detail from lower edge