Anyway, I'll be telling my artist friends about the paintings that I have in the current show. I've already shown you "The Guardian," a 16 x 20" oil of this ancient tree in Old Lyme. Many artists seem to hesitate to paint too much green, but I love it; it was my dad's favorite color, so perhaps that's one reason I enjoy using it.
Also in this show is "Lupine, Sunset Hill," another 16 x 20" oil on canvas, which I began in June and finished after we returned home. Sunset Hill, New Hampshire, has an annual Lupine Festival, and I can understand why: the fields and roadsides are covered with these incredibly beautiful flowers. They remind me of Barbara Cooney's children's book about Miss Rumphius, who--in the manner of Johnny Appleseed--is said to have planted lupine seeds all up and down the coast of Maine. Maybe these in New Hampshire are relatives of those in the Granite State's neighbor to the east.
It wouldn't be a holiday show for me, if I didn't have a "Pointsettia" painting to show. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I LOVE FLOWERS--all kinds from tiny bluets in the spring to huge red (or white, or pink, or....) pointsettia blossoms in December. This is a 4 x 6" oil on canvas.
Well, we put the Christmas tree up yesterday and strung the lights. Only a few ornaments are on it so far. Time to add a few before I head out to the festivities at the gallery. Merry Christmas, everyone.