Thursday, June 26, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
- I found this old lantern at a consignment shop. It just screamed "garden" to me. Originally, I was thinking of hanging it from a tree but when I got it home, it was just perfect for the " garden wall"
I cut some coir matting for the base - the stuff used to line those hanging planters - I happened to have one in the shed so I re-purposed it.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
I love gardening. In fact if I wasn't a painter I would be a garden designer ( I actually worked as one for a summer). Color theory, creating compositions and solving problems are all skills an artist hones while creating a painting and a garden becomes a giant expression of the gardener/artist.
In my little suburban, zone 6b garden, my plan is to create garden rooms. My garden philosophy is that a garden should have surprises. A successful garden is one that does not reveal itself all at once but offers a new experience as you move throughout it. Which brings us to this years project : the garden trellis wall.
I am trying to divide our yard into 3 distinct "rooms" - the deck/dining area, the firepit garden and the shed garden. To achieve this we needed to create a wall between the deck and the "shed garden". Also this blocks the view of a neighbors house - making for a very private deck area and the perfect support for vines.
I figured out exactly what I wanted, drew up a plan and recruited my husband and his handy friend to do build it.
No, I like black as a back drop for plants. When the clematis grows up this, the flowers will really POP!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
My first One Kings Lane print sale was a big success. Thank You! I have been picked up to be a part of several upcoming sales on One Kings Lane so keep your eyes open for those too -especially if you missed the chance to order a print the first time around.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Easing back in with a little peek into my (currently very messy) studio. Working on 3[ 24x36 beach scenes. One is for a commission, the others will be available soon - more soon.