May 2, 2014 § 1 Comment
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.
April 24, 2014 § Leave a comment
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.
April 24, 2014 § 1 Comment
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.