Friday, November 13, 2015

1628 Crinum Lily at Heathcote Botanical Gardens, plein air alla prima

I did this one yesterday at Heathcote, it was a really nice day, started out gray and turned sunny.  The arbor is at the entrance of their rain forest, this is looking at the way out to the palm garden.  I am very fond of crinum lilies, they have this amazing fragrance that makes me think of home whenever I smell it.  My mother used to grow them and I have a few the yard.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas mounted on masonite.
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Thursday, November 05, 2015

1627 SOLD Banana Trees at Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD  I had fun painting this today at Heathcote's butterfly garden, it was very pretty there today as usual.  Lots and lots of butterflies, saw zebras, giant swallowtails and the caterpillars from the pipevine swallowtail in the dutchman's pipe vine.  Saw some others, I think a cloudless sulpher, big yellow one. The flowers are lion's ear and verbena. The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas that is mounted on masonite.