If it seems like I’ve fallen off the face of the earth it is because I’ve been working away on this painting for me dear friend Linda Curtis. I’ve cropped the painting to show you…as you can tell, the lower right corner has some issues I haven’t quite worked out yet. The orange area will resolve itself into a leaf. I use orange under my green to keep the color lively and fresh, and to give it depth. Although I’m told this orchid grows in my area I’ve never seen it. I’ve been piecing together this composition from several photos she took in the field.
Linda’s talents lie in many different directions. Published botanist, she is also a poet, and this morning she sent me this poem she wrote. I loved it, and thought I’d share it here: