Begonias Continued

SAM_2441

Watercolor, 22″ x 9″

SAM_2443

Watercolor, 22″ x 9″

Hard to see them as a unit like this, but a triptych they are, flanking the last begonia painting, and in a lovely frame. I had help with the mark-making by a spray of bougainvillea, which dropped some thingies onto one of the paintings – they were both on the same table – and added a lovely finishing touch.

Begonias

SAM_2364

The begonias are finally blooming, and I can see their intricacies are going to become an obsession… this piece is all frothy, and has way more blossoms than it should. Time to get closer, into the stalks and leaves and curves, to study the habit of them.

Night Blooming Cereus

SAM_2236

watercolor, 16″ x 22″

Last night the cereus bloomed, a profusion as usual, and this morning the sun was shining, so before it got too hot I painted them, barefoot in the garden. What a lovely way to pass a Sunday morning, in communion with the magnificence, delicacy, wonder, beauty and symbiosis of Nature. Giving thanks to God.