Welcome to summer, it has hit our area in full force. Hot and dry, hardly anything can grow in this arid land until the monsoon rolls in. But when it does one of the first flowers that takes hold are Black Eyed Susans. The other day I was researching them and discovered that there are many varieties. I saw this lovely salmon colored variety and just had to paint them. I think they celebrate the joy of summer and all the promises it brings.
Next is to find out if they will grow in my area, which I hope they do. I am already planning a bed for them. Hopefully the Javalina will not have much appetite for them and I will have fresh bouquets every where.
These Susans are the perfect entry for my floral series, and will probably be the last because it is time for a new direction since the monsoons are coming. So I am looking forward to putting out some crazy exciting monsoon inspired paintings.
This week I am in the studio transitioning and focusing on the up and coming Les Femmes des Montage 14th Annual Art Show and Sale. Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 10-4. Hosted at the Hassayampa Inn Marina Room.
Les Femmes artists will partner with the Highlands Center for Natural History in support of the work they do to help educate the public about nature and the environment. A Raffle will be held for an item from each artist with all proceeds being donated to the Highlands Center. Representatives of the Highland Center will be in attendance to answer questions, distribute information and sell raffle tickets.
So if you are into floral paintings I will be exhibiting them at the Les Femme des Montage. Hope to see you there, and have a safe and fun 4th of July.