"Embody the Rain"
Pastel on Grey Paper
5.5" x 17.5"
Aug. 17, 2017

Grandma Marilyn Approved

Hostas have always reminded me of rain and Grandma Marilyn. She use to have them in her backyard as well as many other flowers that reminded me of a shadowed grove, canopied by pines and kissed by the beginnings of the Spring rains. If you looked closer, little lily of the valley bordered the sleeping beds and crocus emerge to say hello. So, it's no surprise that when growing my own flowers, I've selected very specific ones that bring back childhood memories of loved-ones.

Soothing Colors after the Bright Marigold

I knew from the start I was going to love this drawing. Not only are the colors soothing and calm but how can anyone not love the plump, voluminous leaves of the hosta plant. Instead of playing up the typical greens of most plants, I was able to punch up blue tones that many hostas are famous for embodying.  This too will be at the October 2017 Arts Goggle!