Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


Art Show Applications, Bromeliads, Daily painting by JoAnn Sanborn

It's the time of year when everything is blooming, putting my mind into painting some flowers. We almost always have fresh flowers or blooming orchids in the house, so this little bouquet became my inspiration. This daily looks a little fuzzier here than in person, and could use a stronger value range in the blooms. Still, the composition and color work pretty well.

I've worked hard to get my orchids in shape this year, and it had been rewarding to enjoy their blooms. But my long term love affair with bromeliads got a boost yesterday with an introduction to a gal who calls her business "Airheads." Two beautiful plants came home with me. The first one is Chantini Black. Great name, beautiful plant.

The bromeliads work wonderfully well as a ground cover and withstand our hot summers well. This platter sized beauty will have babies and fill in some open space quickly. Prices were good and she has some beauties! Can you see the tiny flowers in the center? If you're interested email me and I'll put you in touch with Airheads!

It's the time of year that local artists begin applying to the many shows coming up next season. The applications are beginning to appear, and decisions about which shows to apply for will need to be made. I'll be doing fewer shows than in previous years, but will do a few. The Naples Art Association's first call for the 2010 Naples National Art Show came out yesterday. There's a great little YouTube video about the show here. It's a wonderful show to participate in or to attend.

1 comment:

Carol said...

Nice painting for the day ~ good way to start the day & plants you bought are beautiful!

Hugs & namaste,
Carol ~

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