Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Melrose Open Air Arts 2015 - Dogwoods, Azaleas and Pink Flamingos

Dogwood blossoms in Melrose, FL

This year the Melrose Open Air Arts has a welcome return March 7 to the 21. Having participated in this painting event for several years, I'm pleased that the timing is just right for blossoms and blooms to be at their peek in this sleepy little town east of Gainesville, FL. 

My Open Air Arts ritual each year is a visit to a little patch of land just west of Melrose near Earleton. Then I'm off into town to see what stirs my painting imagination.
On Tuesday, I was immediately taken with beautiful white blossoms on dogwood trees on a street with the name ...Dogwood Lane.

A brilliant azalea bush in the morning light also caught my attention. The vibrant magenta blossoms cascaded over an old white picket fence with such magical dancing shadows.
Morning Glory

That painting along with three others were hung today at Melrose Bay Art Gallery. 
Please mark the date of the artist reception at Melrose Bay Art Gallery on Saturday, March 21 from 6 to 9 pm. 

Oh I almost forgot to mention the pink flamingo yard art that made it's way into one of my paintings...just for a bit of whimsy.
Happy Spring.