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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"White Hollyhocks"

"White Hollyhocks"

"White Hollyhocks"

286 in the series "A Year in Bloom"
Oil on prepared paper 6x8"
Genre: Floral
art only, no mat/frame

If you haven't been to the National Historical Site of sculptor Auguste St Gaudens, you are missing something special. Beautiful grounds and gardens, Sunday concerts and the famous artist's sculpture studio has a fabulous pergola with this Pompian red wall that had tons of hollyhocks against it. I particularly liked the way these white ones showed up. 

"A Year in Bloom" was a floral series that I did while I lived in Vermont. I created 365 paintings of flowers, with about 85% of them oils and the rest watercolor. The images were used to create series of cards and you can see them on line. This piece is part of the blue ribbon set, a set with strong reds and blues.  See the blue ribbon collection by clicking here. Single cards are also available; see them hereEach card has an individually hand-glued mini print of a floral from the series. Any image in one of the sets is available as a single, even if it is not yet on the store site; just e-mail You can read more about the series including my journal from that year, by clicking here.

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