Flowers II

I sometimes find July and August too green. I call it the broccoli season since the trees take on a uniform hue and occasional dullness. Early morning or late evening are more interesting but sometimes neither time is convenient. So flowers provide a break and the opportunity to use a broader palette. And a large format like the hibiscus painting can also be liberating.

Hibiscus, White Jug, 4:00 pm, July 26th, 2020
Farmstand Flowers, Green Vase, July 13th, 2020
Strawflowers and Statice, August 16th, 2020
Hanging Basket – not hanging, August 16th, 2020
Larkspur and Sweetpeas in a Jar, July 7th, 2020

The larkspur and sweetpeas were given to us by a friend from her spectacular cutting garden, together with the green glass pickling jar which I love. I did the little 4 x 4” painting in the featured image at the start of this post as a thank you. Also the flowers smartened up our very indulgent lunch – fish and chips from a local British owned cafe. And yes that is bread and butter, and no, I don’t care!

Fish and chips, July 16th, 2020


  1. Beautiful paintings, along with fun and witty commentary.
    I particularly like the time-lapse video with close-up details at the end.

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