Sunday, February 27, 2011

Southern Weeds continued

Well, nothing gets you moving on a project like a pressing deadline.  Such is the case with my Southern Weeds series.  This series will be exhibited in May for a solo exhibition at ArtSpace in Raleigh, NC (in the upfront gallery).  It has been a while since I've mentioned these botanical paintings - so as a refresher feel free to revisit a few thoughts and images by clicking HERE and HERE.

I am anxiously awaiting the re-growth of the blackberry bush in my back yard so that I can paint the first sprigs for this blackberry triptych.

Blackberry, oil on panel, 8" x 18" (Center and left panels)

In the meantime, we have been enjoying some very lovely weather.  It is just starting to feel like spring here in North Carolina.  I found these tiny blue flowers happily sprouting under a water spout, near the foundation of our home.  

 Brick and Speedwell, oil on panel, 8" x 8"

I may do one more pass on this painting, if the weather continues to hold out.  It has been so wonderful to sit on the (weedy) lawn to paint this from life.  I hope where ever you may be reading this, that you are starting to feel the warmth of spring.

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