Our palo verde tree is in full bloom, and I have been finding excuses to go outside and sit near it, listening to the bees happily buzzing. I can't decide if there are more bees or more blossoms. It seems as though the entire tree is buzzing! I love it. Knowing it won't last means that I am more than justified for enjoying it. Once the blossoms fall, it will be one more year before the glory happens once more. The lobivinia cactus in our yard also bloomed again this week. The giant pink bloom usually only lasts one day. This year, the cactus set a record for itself, and bloomed four times! The first time was when I was in Thailand, and so you can imagine my joy when it bloomed again and again when I got home. A wonder. A gift.
I finished (I think I finished) a 40 x 30 inch jackrabbit painting this week. You have to wait to see it, though, until I am sure that I am satisfied with it. It was touch and go for a while, because I very nearly painted over the whole thing at one point. That is how it goes sometimes. I also have been in the middle of a large 48 x 48 inch abstract, which is in a stage of wait and see. In order to keep you all from mutiny, I will share a tiny (in comparison) cottontail painting. This is the third in the series of "art journal experiments."
|"air." Acrylic and paper on canvas, 8x 8 inches. ©Karine Swenson2011|
To all of my fellow bloggers: please forgive my lack of reading and commenting! I will slowly try to catch up with all of you this weekend. Thanks, always for reading and commenting, and have a fantastic weekend! Love ya!