Month: May 2015

  • My garden in May

    My garden is the opposite of a formal garden. The plants that are growing are either volunteers or tough additions. I grow a variety of native plants as well as european immigrants, like my own ancestors. Foxglove has been in my yard for as long as I’ve lived here, and I’ve never planted it. The […]

  • Flower studies

    Rose double orange poppy Sometimes I wonder why I keep painting flowers, and then I think of what Georgia O’Keeffe said: “I hate flowers – I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move.” Georgia O’Keeffe While I don’t exactly hate flowers, she had a point. It’s much easier to find flowers […]

  • Spiderwort revisited

    Hiding in the shadows in the Tallahassee neighborhood I stay in can be found these tiny purple flowers. They are a triumph of geometry and color. And each one lasts only one day. Anyone cultivating them? This 5″ x 7″ painting is for sale, $50.00.

  • Live Oak above all

    There is literally nothing that has as much presence and majesty in northern Florida than the Live Oak trees. In the glittering sunshine they stand tall, with their upper leaves touching the clouds and their limbs an inky black. Surely in the days before air conditioning, sitting under one of these would save your life. […]