Friday, June 26, 2009

Your Lilies All Look Flat My Dear

I have been away painting lilies. It is very challenging and quite addictive. I had to pull myself away to make sure I hadn't been lured by the green paint down the path of no return. Michael said my lilies all look flat, I told him that are space savers. He said the sky looks funny. I am not going to paint cinderblocks in the background as the inspiration photo suggests but instead paint a blue sky. Margaret Kessler, 'Painting Better Landscapes', shared priming the canvas so that you don't have to paint over the white snow peaking through your subject matter. Thank you Margaret.

It's 103 degrees today and the sun is quite intense. I will get some zinna photos tomorrow, and they are all pink, as part of my pink aversion therapy apparently, and also photos of the cucumber plant that I bought Michael. He brought home cucumbers from the market that were old and bitter and that is hopefully the end of that. I don't think he'll buy any if we have one growing in the back. We will see how cucumbers do up here on Black Mountain.

We are going to go out to sing karaoke tonight. Lately I've been doing "Black Water" by the Doobie Brothers, and "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac. Michael and I joke that when we get really old we are going to be karaoke hosts.

Thanks for visiting! On behalf of Gardening, Carry On!


  1. I think it's lovely.
    Envious of your talents (painting and singing).

  2. i have really LOVED seeing your garden....and not it's wonderful blog! i totally love your passion for life....and gardening. thanks so much for your many wise words. i thing you are awesome! :)