Sunday, September 09, 2007

Fence Consumed by Flowers

6 x 8 inches, oil on board.

Our morning glories have digested the fence and appear to be looking for additional conquests. We are continually rescuing neighboring plants from their stranglehold.

This dark purple variety is truly a morning glory; they open for only a couple of hours. On hot humid days (we've had plenty) they barely manage to open at all.

I have not had time to paint recently. For the past month Kay and I have been busy packing. We will be leaving New York and moving to Oregon in mid-September. I will post more about this move in the next few days. I'm hoping to paint and post while we travel, but still have some technical details to work out.


Blogger Kay said...

I really like this painting. The morning glories are still blooming, and there are more blue, white and pink ones now. The purple are my favorite, though. You captured them at their best, about mid-summer.

I'm not ready for the fall and now that the garden is winding down I feel a little sadness. The new morning glories that are defiently blooming until noon on the cooler days. Just one more week and then we have to leave them all behind. They'll bloom for eternity in your painting. That's my consolation. Thanks Mark.

11:35 AM, September 09, 2007  
Blogger Kris Shanks said...

I love the patterns of the leaves in this painting. Very evocative.

1:46 PM, October 21, 2007  

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