Monday, October 10, 2011

Tradescantia

Tradescantia by linfrye
Tradescantia, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

The delicate blossoms of the spiderwort, Tradescantia, called for a soft, less defined painting treatment. Their delicate hues, tiny flowers, and soft blue-purple are in bloom now, and these were captured at Montrose Gardens last week.

These are common perennials here, and are not quite as upright as I've painted. These tiny flowers were being used as a border in the historic gardens we visited, but they also can be found growing wild.

It's the start of another busy week - classes and trips again - with rain in the forecast. Though we've finally caught up from our water deficient, the air feels so dry, that we are welcoming the showers.

More and more trees are turning golden and red. Our walk in the park yesterday seemed to show even more color that the day before ... Leaf fall has amplified, and I enjoy hearing their crunch underfoot as we walk.

Hope your week is terrific!

3 comments:

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

As always lovely work. Happy to see your work, truly inspiring.

All the best to you
Joan

Lorraine said...

They are so delicate and lovely Lin. Your painting has the feel of an 1800's botanical painting. I love it.

We are expecting rain mid-week but meanwhile it's still in the high 70's and low 80's. Our color in the mountains is gorgeous from what I've seen on TV but in the city we are still in the yellows -- or maybe I need to get out more!!

Have a good week.
Hugs,
Lorraine

Teri C said...

I love spiderwort and missed them this year so am happy to see yours.