Lady’s Slipper

June 25, 2015 § Leave a comment

The pink lady's slipper, one of the markers of spring in the woods.

The pink lady’s slipper, one of the markers of spring in the woods. This series of small watercolors, 7″ x 5″, was painted to benefit a small West Virginia educational foundation.

Daylilies, Mexican Petunias

July 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

Deeper color as summer grows warmer, days long.

Hellebores and Tulips

May 2, 2014 § 1 Comment

Hellebores and Tulips

This is the full image of the painting of hellebores, tulips, and pussy willows. I showed a detail of this painting last week, but finally I have the full-size image.

Star of Bethlehem, One Rose

April 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

Star of Bethlehem, One Rose

A flower new to my watercolor work–not the rose, of course, which is a mainstay of the garden palette, but the Ornithogalum, called the Star of Bethlehem, which, in the painting, is the tall spires at the back. They are supposed to naturalize well, but only time will tell if that is true.

Detail of Hellebores, Tulips

April 24, 2014 § 1 Comment

Hellebores, Tulips

Late winter verging early Spring used to be a nothing time in the garden. Since the hybridizers started working on hellebores, things have changed. Except for the recent and unlamented harsh winter, we can now have the extraordinary beauty of hellebores, in clear new colors, as early as February. This is the first time I’ve painted these wonderful plants and flowers, but it won’t be the last. This photo shows only a detail of the full painting.

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