Sunday, September 04, 2011

Orange Roses on Blue - Ernesto

1/8 Sheet
Arches 140#CP

My thanks go my dear friend, Ernesto, for permitting me to use one of his photographs (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vilageron/) as inspiration for this painting. THANK YOU SO MUCH Ernesto!! Stop by and see some of his magnificent images!!
(PS the soft blue of the background is more evident in the original painting.)

A busy day outdoors yesterday --we finally trimmed the jessamine - which was growing over the arbor, up the trees and over the roof -- be careful where you plant this vigorous vine!! Trimmed some water shoots from the eleagnus, and hit those stubborn weeds with poison. By the time we finished, we were hot and tired -- but it felt so good to get the property around the house a bit more 'under control'.

The rain we've been having has regenerated new growth in some of my flowers - and today I hope to distribute some seeds I've been saving from my purple cone flower patch. With the rain due later today and tomorrow, this should help get these wonderful plants established in a new area we cleared earlier this year.

My heart and prayers go out to the folks along the gulf coast, especially Louisiana, feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Lee and
already experiecing several feet of flood waters and power outages ... gracious. Lee is a very slow moving storm (2 miles per hour!!!!), dumping tons of rain, and heading northeast. We should be feeling its effects late tomorrow and through next week - meanwhile Hurricane Katia continues her path eastward and towards North Carolina ...

For today, we're in sunshine and relative quiet and coolness ... I'm going to enjoy it while I can ... hope you do too!

1 comment:

Teri C said...

Gorgeous orange roses.