Reality is that all my adult life I have lived in a hot and VERY DRY desert. I always plant flowers like geraniums, salvia, lavender and mum along with a variety of herbs each spring in pots around my front door but as soon as that summer sun hits the record temperatures in July and August I wimp out and nary a toe or the tip of my nose stays outside any longer that it take me to walk from my front door to the passenger side of my trusty Honda.
I guess I will have to settle for painting cutting gardens instead. Recently, I have been fascinated with zinnias, lavender and black-eyed susans. They have been a focus of both my canvases and cowbells and I'm in love with their bold colors and graceful lines. I decided to combine two of them along with a feisty hummer in this composition that I am calling "Hummer in the Cutting Garden". I hope you like it.
The original is painted on an 11 x 14 inch gallery wrapped canvas in acrylic and will be shortly available on my website at JulieTownsendStudio.com
|"Hummer in the Cutting Garden"|