the journey of an artist

the journey of an artist

Friday, May 29, 2009

Gardenias


oil on canvas
16 inches by 12 inches
sold

The gardenias were in bloom last week, when I happened to be visiting the home of my friends Sharon and Ken.  I had never seen this flower anywhere except in a florist show case, so it was quite a delight to see growing naturally.   The gardenia bush was over six feet high and about as wide, with blossoms on every branch!

I love the pale, fragile blooms against the deep green leaves. So, I am planning a large painting, maybe 30 by 40 inches.  This is my first composition, done as a smaller 16 by 12 canvas.

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