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 the 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. 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.