From the Garden

2010.  Acrylic on Canvas

From the Garden is a suite of plein-air paintings inspired by my wife Isabel’s gardens in Portland, Oregon. In this series I was interested in responding to the complex vitality and chromatic luminosity of botanical elements staged so artfully by she whose understanding and sensitivity to growing things is so very superior to my own.

 

This show is therefore dedicated to María Isabel Pinyas de Mills.

Meconopsis Grandis (Blue Poppy)
Meconopsis Grandis (Blue Poppy)

Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" two panels, 2010

Sphaerocephalon (Allium Hair)
Sphaerocephalon (Allium Hair)

Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" two panels, 2010

Acer Palmatum Sango-Kaku (Coral Bark
Acer Palmatum Sango-Kaku (Coral Bark

Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" two panels, 2010

Polytrichum and Hyphum Cupressiforme
Polytrichum and Hyphum Cupressiforme

Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" two panels, 2010

Equisetaceae Equisetum Palustre
Equisetaceae Equisetum Palustre

Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" two panels, 2010

Houtuynia Cordata
Houtuynia Cordata

Houtuynia Cordata and Pontaderia Cordata (Chameleon and Purple Pickerelweed Plants) Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" two panels, 2010

Paeonia Suffruticosa
Paeonia Suffruticosa

Paeonia Suffruticosa and Myosotis Arvensis (Forget-Me-Not and Jubilejnyj Tree Peony) Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" two panels, 2010

Viburnum Plicatum
Viburnum Plicatum

Viburnum Plicatum (Doublefile Viburnum) Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" two panels, 2010

Field of Liliums (Lilies)
Field of Liliums (Lilies)

Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" two panels, 2010

Rosaceae (Happy Chappy Rose)
Rosaceae (Happy Chappy Rose)

Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" two panels, 2010

Caladium Schomburgkii (Alocasia)
Caladium Schomburgkii (Alocasia)

Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" two panels, 2010

Gladiolus Leaves (Sword Lilies)
Gladiolus Leaves (Sword Lilies)

Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" two panels, 2010

Salix Matsudana Tortuosa
Salix Matsudana Tortuosa

Salix Matsudana Tortuosa (Dragon's Claw) Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" two panels, 2010

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Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" two panels, 2010

Amapolas
Amapolas

Acrylic on canvas, 48" x 72" two panels, 2010

Verde que te quiero verde
Verde que te quiero verde

Acrylic on canvas, 72" x 34" two panels, 2010