August 16, 2011
On a recent sojourn to San Diego I stopped at a couple of nurseries to take a look at what is being grown lately. Northern San Diego County is large flower growing region, with nurseries that specialize in various flowers: hibiscus farms, begonia farms, orchid greenhouses and more. Its all very tempting, and of course very inspiring for me. Oh how I wish I had a larger garden! On this trip I stopped in at a begonia nursery where I also found some amazing fuschia plants. They always look like little ballerinas on pointe to me. So I’ve been painting fuschias, again. I haven’t painted them in years!
This is the first painting of this series, a simple study of them without any specific environment. It was specifically a study to learn about them, how I want to paint them. I am working on more now!