16" x 20"
Oil on wrapped canvas
This jubilant hibiscus and eleven more like her had just been offloaded from a truck when I pulled into the garden center. Snow was still drifted against the greenhouse where she'd remain until all threats of frost were over.
I painted this with a brush, as I had done most of my paintings until two years ago. It was a nice
painting, but lacked an overall warmth. When she was totally dry I glazed over parts of her with a touch of cad yellow. I used a piece of sponge to buff in the essence of sunshine. She's no longer just
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