Friday, August 7, 2009

Yellow Glow

As I was mentioning on yesterday's post... rudbeckia seem to glow. An asset to any garden, they can add a special sparkle and warmth that will carry over into the cooler weather. Late in the fall, as winter approaches, the velvet petals will shriveled into twists and curls resembling pieces of lemon and orange zest... past their prime but still beautiful. I like to leave some of flowers standing in the garden over the winter. Brown gum-drops with pieces of twisted lemon zest hanging on here and there... covered with a big dollop of whipped cream snow...

This one is already SOLD.
10x8, oil on canvas.

1 comment:

Sue said...

Kim, I love this series. If I could, I'd take the lot of them as a grouping. Nice work!