Wednesday, September 30, 2015

How Does Your Garden Grow

Remember that nursery rhyme—Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

I snapped a photo of Dave's garden on the autumnal equinox, knowing full well that painting the riot of foliage and commingled orange mums and pink-purple asters wasn't going to be easy.

Quite oppositonal, that patch of garden.

I put up a good fight and found myself happy just dipping my brush into paint and brushing paint onto canvas. The window was open, the sun was shining, the air was warm, the physical act of painting felt delicious.

But what a contrary riot of foliage and commingled orange mums and pink-purple asters!

Here's take #1.

Dave's Garden, Equinox
6x6", acrylic on gessobord
floral
2015
$36

2 comments:

  1. Don't know how I missed this....It is gorgeous Dotty! Love your bold strokes, and vivacious movement! Beautiful!

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  2. Sheila, thanks for commenting on bold strokes and vivacious movement. I'm always grateful to get feedback and to learn what others see.

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