I do daily walks in my neighborhood, and have been enthralled by looking at these artichoke blossoms growing in a neighbors yard. They towered above me, 6-8 feet tall. They are so gorgeous that I took several photos of them, to record their forms, and the light and shadows that fall on them during my evening walk. I noticed in one of my photos that I had accidentally captured my own shadow, so I decided to make this part of the theme… because it is as much about how viewing nature effects me, as an artist, as it is about what I am viewing. (A blog post about the creation of this painting can be found here.
The painting measures 18×24″. It is painted on a hardboard panel, with acrylics, and will be framed (simple wood, slender profile).