It was a bright sunny morning as I sat on a bench under a tree at beautiful Sayen Gardens in Hamilton, NJ. I was there with my plein air friends. All was quiet. I loved the dark contrasting shade and rich floral colors. After an hour or so a few people came out and started to prepare for an afternoon wedding. The white folding chairs started to be arranged and I patiently focused on capturing what I could before it was time to go. “Before the Wedding” 9″ x 12″ oil on canvas – Might be something I expand on by painting it in a larger version.