Sunday, September 20, 2009

Leaves


Last week these leaves were just starting to poke out of the ground so today I brought my paints to capture the amazing colors. I had sketched them a few days ago and now after painting them I think I need this plant in my yard. A few weeks ago this area was covered by a huge Bougainville with massive blooms of that color my uncle used to call " GD" Purple. I can hardly call the color by any other name after he christened it that name. So in my head it is GD Purple. Anyway, the Bougainville was removed leaving the ground devoid of any vegetation. I guess this plant and its magnificent colored leaves lay dormant until the light coaxed it out of the ground. Now it’s acting like it has always been there and owns the place.

10 comments:

cabap said...

wwooww ....Pat,
great work,
jan

Laure Ferlita said...

Wow, this is gorgeous - love all that juicy color and free flowing washes!! Stunning, Ms. Pat, just stunning!

cardesin said...

wowwwwwwwwww!!!!
NICE VERY NICE.
A big hug
Your friend jk

Lin said...

This is stunning, Pat! The colors awesome!! And oh my gracious ever so challenging to get right without mud. You not only did NOT make mud, but you masterfully painted this with exquisite mastery! BRAVA!

Suzanne McDermott said...

Oh, my god! These are beautiful! Glorious! Thank you!

Claire M said...

Very interesting colors indeed. Very nice.

Robyn said...

Pat, what a triumph of colour and light! Gorgeous and brilliant.

Brenda Yarborough said...

wow - loose, lovely and vibrant! You've captured endurance and strength, too!

Yarrow said...

I love this painting, it's gorgeous!

x

ps, just call me Homer, doh!

Anita Davies said...

Such a beautiful piece

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