Loving the Umbrian spring!!!
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Thursday, August 12, 2021
High summer has arrived bringing with it record heat and humidity that the plants in the garden thrive on and I hide from. The mosquitos are also thriving in this weather but thankfully the dragonflies are on patrol zipping through the dense air above the garden making a meal of those biting marauders .
A Monarch Butterfly flutters around the Echineacea and Tall Verbena in the late afternoon stopping to feast on these flowers of the dog days of summer. There is dappled sunlight on the grass and I and doing my best to stay out of it and remain as cool as possible in the early morning shade. The sun will be blazing here in a few hours......not for me , thanks!
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
the cases of Covid -19 have been low and are declining. We
measures......it's not that difficult and the results are enormous.
To everyone, we will return.
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020
that we are all suffering through....
I do it with paint.
PAINTING IN PROGRESS
Morning Glories ( in progress)
Oil on canvas, 12" x 10"
After painting so many roof tiles in the Siena painting I had to give
my eyes a break from Burnt Sienna and Terra Rosa.
Morning Glories (detail)
Nothing like plunging into Ultramarine and Turquoise.
The composition and basic forms are set, now I paint the
first layer of color trying to coordinate the color composition.
The cloth is going towards red, green or deep blue?