Petrea Profusion

14" x 20" watercolor

14″ x 20″ watercolor

Overnight the Petrea bloomed, a profusion of purple blossoms. Never before has the one in my garden been so abundant, but it is only a few years old so I guess it needs to mature to be at its best, like many of us…

It doesn’t last long, so on Saturday I spent an idyllic day painting in front of it, sharing the space with the bees who were going mad for it, burrowing into blossom after blossom – what a lovely life they lead. It wasn’t too hot, as it’s an overcast weekend, and I could sit in the shade somewhat, so it was perfect.

14" x 20" watercolor

14″ x 20″ watercolor

Today, Sunday, I brought a branch onto the veranda and coupled it with a white ginger flower, as I’m learning that an element of white in watercolor is of great importance. I also wanted to get up close to try and catch the lacy delicacy of these flowers. The garden was once again blessed with a gentle but soaking rain shower. I do believe it’s Heaven to be all alone in a garden, painting the beauty that Nature constantly and abundantly offers us, in total quiet other than the sounds of rain and birds and humming insects….

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