Thursday, October 20, 2011
Monet & Me
Remember Monet and his Rouen Cathedral Series? His Haystack Series? Lily pond Series? The guy was obsessed.
When I saw this Passion flower at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, I felt an obsession coming on! The red fruits, encased in thorns are simply stunning! and the flower, wow. I took a bunch of photos, no time to sketch!
So, I've ordered two plants, and I'm going to try to grow them here in San Diego, with the plan of doing a series of paintings and quilts and who knows where it will take me.
(See below for just arrived plants.) Looks like I have some time before I'll have something to draw and paint!