Sunday, April 01, 2012

Gardenia in a Jar

"Gardenia"
4x4 oil on gesso board
Moving right along, I turned my studio air conditioner to 66* and painted away. Despite the cool breezes, a bit of humidity has moved into Southwest Florida. 
JoAnn Sanborn gave me a Gardenia from her garden and I refrigerated  it so it would keep until I could paint it. This is a tiny 4x4 inch painting but I'm hoping it looks HUGE :D
Also, it has a beautiful scent and because it's a bit 'gone by', I put it atop the medicine cabinet where it's invisible but, not ;)

11 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

Mary, I have always been a fan of your work but this might be my all time favorite...I love it!

Cathy Engberg said...

This is really beautiful Mary. Love it!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Beautiful colors and chunky bold strokes combine for a super wow factor in this piece, Mary. Well done!!

Jacki Newell said...

Love everything about this, Mary!

laulen said...

Beautiful Mally! I love love love this!

SamArtDog said...

Name this fading flower, Blanche DuBois. She's tragically beautiful.

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

It's beautiful, Mary. A lovely tribute! Thanks for the mention. The whole bush is blooming now and the scent is heavenly at the front door. Who says Florida has no seasons?

Fay Terry said...

Mary, this is beautiful and I have to say that Gardenias are my all time favorite flower. I have six large gardenia bushes and they will start blooming in late May. The colors you used here are so wonderful and I love the dark background.

Page Railsback said...

This HUGE painting is luscious and creamy great

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

My all-time favorite flower. The one I carried at my wedding... This is a gorgeous painting, sweetie.

barbarastroud said...

Mary... I LOVE this little painting... it's too sweet. The contrast with the dark background is fabulous, great job!