Friday, May 28, 2010

NIGHT IN THE CITY

This painting of city traffic at night seemed appropriate to begin this weekend when so many will be going somewhere else.  I am in the side view mirror.  This is from a trip into Philadelphia a few weeks ago.
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

BORDERS

This is a painting of the Wynnewood Shopping Center with Borders just showing a bit in the corner.  Wynnewood is the 4th stop on the Paoli Local.  The station is directly across from the shopping center.  One good thing about shopping centers is that there is a nice view of the sky where there are no borders.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

IRIS IN THE EARLY MORNING

I came out one glorious morning last week and these iris, that had not bloomed for several years, were at the height of their glory. They were back lit by the sun shining through the fading but still somehow majestic for -get -me -nots.  What a gift a garden can be!
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Monday, May 24, 2010

NARBERTH HOUSETOP

Something about the colors in this combination of foliage and housetop gives me a quiet, joyous feeling.
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Friday, May 21, 2010

BLUE IRIS

This year I planted 3 new iris varieties.  This is the blue one and it is quite prolific and beautiful.  The old iris that have been blooming for 35 years or more are spectacular this year as well.  They are much taller than in the past and have many blooms.  I guess they enjoyed all the snow we had.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

JAKE, SPANISH BELLS, AND FORGET ME NOTS

Here is Jake getting into the picture again. Forget Me Nots are starting to fade but the Spanish Bells are coming on strong.  The new grass is an unbelievable shade of green.



Friday, May 14, 2010

BALA CYNWYD SKYLINE

The combination of the water tower and the church on Levering Mill Road in Bala Cynwyd looks like a Medieval fortress. . . at least in my imagination.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

ALLIUM

The Allium in my garden are so reliably sprightly.  I look forward to their appearance every year.



Tuesday, May 11, 2010

VERY STILL LIFE

The past few days the wind has been blowing non stop. It has made me very tense and jumpy.  Painting this very ordered piece was quite soothing.



Saturday, May 8, 2010

BARTLETTS TREE EXPERTS

Bartletts Tree service in Bala Cynwyd, taking care of trees on the Main Line since 1921.   They recently painted their building this subtle shade of yellow.



Thursday, May 6, 2010

FORGET ME NOT AT DUSK

This year the humble Forget-me-not has completely taken over my Lavender beds.  I can't really complain as they are my very favorite color, especially at the magic hour of twilight.  It is worth reading the entry for Forget-me-nots in Wikipedia.  (click title for link)
You'll notice I have omitted the 's' after Forget-me-nots in the title.  Perhaps Forget-me-nots should be the official flower of artists.
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

MONUMENTAL POTS

Behind Trader Joe's in Ardmore there is a warehouse, painted pastel colors, with these monumental pots lined up out front.  Not sure what's up.  Why are they outside where anyone could take them home (or are they too heavy?).  Are they made there?  Anyone know?



Monday, May 3, 2010

ALDAR

Aldar Bistro in Bala Cynwyd, which is around the corner from Merion, manages to look as if it were not on a very busy street by having lush greenery.  
This is absolutely the last time I try to cram in too much information on a small canvas.  I have to continually remind myself that I am working small.  Last week I fell behind in my painting as I simply had to weed and plant my garden. 






Saturday, May 1, 2010

LILACS

I wish I could include the fragrance of these french lilacs.  They are very old and have not bloomed much in years but this year they are blooming their hearts out.  They are darker than the usual lilac and the aroma is more delicate but quite delicious.
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