The habit of this flower seems to be in a downward, nodding like pose. I'm trying to get up the nerve to try them in our garden next season. Though it seems like a daunting challenge the paintings that would result could make it worth the angst.
The light through this flower is amazing. I almost enjoy them more one at a time than as a "field" which is what they have at the Rhododendron Species Foundation. Quite an accomplishment in the garden world.
Ross and I were fortunate enough to be introduced to the Rhododendron Species Foundation in Federal Way, Wa. this year. It was an amazing visit. Our good friend and over the top smart garden friend Greg Graves made it happen. On that visit they had a "meadow" of the blue poppies that everyone is so desperate to grow and so often foiled. Who knew there were so many shades of blue?!?
I'm a painter living in Enumclaw, Washington. It's a small town in the foothills below Mt. Rainier. My sculptor husband and I share 3 studios, a foundry,6 cats, a one-of-a-kind, custom, cast bronze door and cabinet hardware company and 5 beautiful acres of land on which we host a July outdoor sculpture show. "A Painting a Day" seemed a little over the top. Just up my alley. Don't look for any consistency in subject matter. The one sure thing? color!
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