"But when we gaze at a still life, when--even though we did not pursue it--we delight in its beauty, a beauty borne away by the magnified and immobile figuration of things, we find pleasure in the fact that there was no need for longing, we may contemplate something we need not want, may cherish something we need not desire." - from The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
in progress - on the easel and in detail
These larger pieces pick up a lot of glare when photographed in the studio - my apologies.
They're too big to move very far while wet. So until they dry a bit and are able to be moved into a better lighting situation - these in-studio shots will have to suffice.
The wind kept up today but all I heard in my studio was the radio - NPR.
The morning glories may have only a few more mornings left - if that. I'll check on them first thing tomorrow and either savor their blues or place them in the compost pile for the winter.