Friday, July 17, 2009


I've been on a sort of Iris kick lately. They eluded me for so long, but finally I feel like I'm getting a better grip on them. For this painting, I used WN Transparent Yellow and Gamboge. They're really the only yellows I ever use. Most of the other yellows are somehow jarring to me. Anyway this one was alot of fun.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Rosella Imp Fuchsia

7.5 x 10.5 inches, watercolor, 2009.

These beautiful fuchsias are from my garden and have gorgeous white and pink blooms.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


7.5 x 10.5 inches, watercolor, 2009.

Another form of sarracenia from my collection and probably a hybrid.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sarracenia Purpurea

10.5 x 7.5 inches, watercolor, 2009.

One of the carnivorous plants from my collection, this is Sarracenia Purpurea, or the purple pitcher plant. The leaves grow in a rosette and form pitchers with flared collars that catch rain water. The nside of the leaves have small downward-pointing wet hairs which insects slide down to drown in the water below. The plants then take nutrition from the insects.