Wednesday, June 15, 2011

woods and flowers

rhododendron and woods

Back and forth between the cultivated and the wild:  most of us like to go there:  you too?

This little painting started as a site sketch at the large garden of a nearby school called Aquinas.  The painting, mostly pastel, also looks emblematic of the site where our friends S and Fr live on Cape Cod.  Their house's yard is surrounded by very large rhododendrons, and the yard verges in the back up to 800-plus acres of protected woods.  We have been much thinking of our friends this month, so this scene, rhododendron and woods, getting through onto my paper as two places, not one, shouldn't surprise me.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful Jane! I love the idea of it being inspired by where you've been as well as where you are pulling past and present together just as wild and cultivated merge too.

    Thinking of you and Michael very much too and can't wait for your next visit!