The front garden is small, sweet and filled with huge plants.
I fear that the front yard announces that a crazy person lives in this house. The garden is overstuffed with large specimens of plants, especially a huge hosta that just refuses to be tamed. It measures at least ten feet wide by two feet high without its tall flowers. It is gradually pushing out the beautiful apricot-colored daylilies that were there years before I planted that hosta. Every spring I cut back the hosta to allow for light to reach the lilies, but eventually the hosta wins out. Even so, it is an impressive plant, as is the daylily. It is a large variety and a gorgeous color. In the midday summer sun, the flower just glows.
This painting is an offering of a peace lily. As my heart was breaking from hearing news events, I could choose to retreat to the studio and paint the heck out of this pretty little scene. Seems so insignificant, but if it makes someone smile for a moment, maybe that’s the best I can come up with right now.
I am off to travel and paint in France with a nice group of artists and our teacher Denis Ponsot. I am looking forward to discovering new views, to be immersed in a different language and culture, and to share the global experience through art and painting. à bientôt
Arches cold press, 300 lb, 14″ x 18″