I sat on the front lawn sketching the Florence Griswold Museum located in my hometown of Old Lyme, Connecticut. In the spring when the daffodils were in bloom I carried my chair and sketchpad to the front lawn of the museum and made the sketch shown here. The daffodils complemented the colorful yellow house with green shutters so I wanted to include florencegriswoldmuseum-springDthe flowers in the drawing. I spent some time getting all the interesting details of the building. Recording these details in a sketch would help when I started my painting at later date.

The museum has an interesting history, follow this link to read about the artist colony that started here in 1899 www.florencegriswoldmuseum.org.Β Β  Many famous artists spent time here including one of my favorites Child Hassam.

This week I will start a watercolor painting from the sketch I originally did this past spring. Check back to follow along as I start painting. After I complete this first watercolor I have plans to also paint the museum in oil on canvas.
Thanks, PJ