Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Bird of Hope

Fresco Watercolor Painting on Board, 6" X 6"
Unsold paintings can be purchased for $95 plus $6 s/h: from the artist

The next series of paintings will be dedicated to my grandmother, who loved to garden in her time. I have many a memory of being with her and my great-grandmother, both of them tending to their vegetable garden and flowers in their yard behind the house. I remember the lath house that my grandfather built in which my Nanny would get all of her precious flowers started. I had my own little patch and usually they helped me grow something simple like green beans or strawberries out front. In the summer afternoons, I would go into the back and lounge on the swinging patio couch under the grape vines.

These women didn't grow exotics like I do. Bird of paradise flowers really weren't common to grow in their heyday but I know both of these full-blooded Italian women would love and appreciate the beauty of this flower. �
Paintings can be purchased from Floravita.

1 comment:

Sylvia Jenstad said...

Beautiful... love your colours