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Monday, April 30, 2012

Nasturtium 5x5 oil Sold

 The garden nasturtiums we grow today descend mainly from 2 species native to Peru. The first, brought to Europe by Spanish conquistadors in the late 15th to early 16th century, was Tropaeolum minus, a semi-trailing vine bearing spurred, lightly scented orange-yellow flowers with dark red spots on the petals and shield-shaped leaves. According to Jesuit missionaries, the Incas used nasturtiums as a salad vegetable and as a medicinal herb.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Ajuga's in Morning Light 8x10

Spending time down in California with my brother and his wife I spotted the Ajuga ground cover in their garden. It was early morning, the sun was low casting a beautiful blue shadow. The light trickled down on the Ajuga's causing them to glow. The flowers bloom in the spring til early summer. Their origin is from Europe, and the flowers are about 3 to 9" tall. Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to this beautiful flower.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Violas 6 Pack 5x7 oil SOLD

I love picking up flowers from the nursery and painting them just the way they are. The flowers seem to be in just the right position to paint.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Roma Tomatoes 6x6 oil

Tomatoes, red and juicy waiting to be eaten. I think I will make spaghetti or maybe soup, or maybe salad, in any case these wonderful tomatoes start out as a small flower and blossom into something so good to eat. I like to pick tomatoes right off the vine and sprinkle a little bit of salt on them. I wanted to set off the warm red orange of the tomato  by adding its complement, a cool green.