8x8, Oil on Linen
There are beautiful camellias in bloom in my yard right now. It is also 39 degrees outside, which is highly unusual for Hilton Head, this time of year. Normally, we would be enjoying sunny skies, with temperatures in the 70's. I'm not complaining… because I know my friends in the midwest, and up north have it much, much worse. The plants must be so confused! I feel bad for all the local garden centers which are bursting with gorgeous springtime plants, but few buyers. Everyone seems to agree that it's too cold to work in the garden! On the other hand, I have been buying a lot of fresh flowers and flowering indoor plants, just to stay inspired.
As I worked on this painting, I started with a big brush to lay down color. Then I used a palette knife to "sculpt" the petals. I had fun!