Snap Peas, 5" x 8" oil sketch

I’ve come inside to warm up a bit before starting another little painting.  For the middle of April it is surprisingly cold.

For the sake of tradition I planted peas on March 15th.  Soon the little sprouts poked through the dirt only to be devoured by the crows.  Much to my delight I discovered that seven or eight plants had survived and on this cold, overcast day I chose one of them as my subject.

A bit later…….

Joy just sent me a link to a great site where you can design your own fabrics from your images.  The site is What fun!  Here is the snap pea painting as a mirror repeat pattern.

Snap Pea oil painting as a mirror repeat pattern