"FLOWER MERCHANT" AN ORIGINAL PASTEL PAINTING BY CLARE KLAUM 9-29-12
I plein air painted at the Harvest of the Arts festival in Carlisle yesterday and it was bustling with people, music and activity. So much so that it was a little overwhelming to choose a subject matter to paint. So I focused in on a flower vendor in the market square with a barrel full of dried hydrangeas which are one of my favourite flowers. I kept it small and chose a 5 x 7 pastel board. The weather turned out to be perfect for painting.