painting: bee and lilac flower

lilac morning 8″x8″

Summer is underway! A few of days of this heat, and I find myself absurdly wishing for winter again. Well, not really. I wish for the temperate days of October, right before winter begins. But there’s only 3 or so or those days, and then it’s just too cold. Doesn’t the cold seem welcome right about now? We always wish for what we don’t have, because come February I’ll be wondering why I was unhappy in July.

Annnyyywaaaay, a bee painting! Spring bursts forth with lilacs, and the bees come out to play. My own lilacs, since I have moved to a new place, are about eighteen inches high. No flowers this year. I’d like to know how someone could live somewhere for 20 years and not put in any flowers. It boggles my mind. So all the flower plants are new, and maybe I’ll be able to gather armloads of flowers next summer, when the plants really get growing. Maybe. I’m hoping anyway.

Since I don’t have my own flowers yet to take reference photos, I used one provided by Marcia Akhter. Oil on cradled wood board, 8″x8″. Available here.

Lots of lovely new paintings to show off this week! Stay tuned!

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