Phlox in the Garden

"Phlox in the Garden"
5" x 7"
Acrylic on canvas panel

The perimeter of one section of the English Walled Garden had shoulder high mounds of phlox – purple, lavender and white ones against the backdrop of various species of trees. I would have had to stand in the sun to paint them, so I photographed them instead, and planned to honor them at a later date… like today. 


Johnny Jump-Ups

"Johnny Jump-Ups"
16" x 20"
Oil on wrapped canvas
This terra cotta bowl with Johnny Jump-Ups spilling over the brim greeted me at the entry to my library not too long ago. Those purple blossoms leaned in toward the Forget-Me-Nots as if they were gossiping. 

My contest is over and ONE person won!  Below see the high and low temperatures for Chicago on July 17th.  The winner was Marilyn Olson of Wisconsin, with 100° and 81°.  Marilyn will get to choose one of the rose paintings!


I want to thank all of you who participated in the contest, and for the many well wishes for my one-year anniversary!  I appreciate the support!

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