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


Orchids, painting by Everglades artist JoAnn Sanborn

acrylic on canvas, 30"x30"

I finally finished this painting, started for Art in Bloom last month at the Artist Colony. I'm pleased with the result, and love the 30"x30" format. It's large enough to make a nice painting, but small enough to move the acrylic paint across the surface without too much trouble.

The orchid basket used for this painting was in full bloom back in February, and the blooms are just now starting to fade. I have several orchids around the yard, and soak them once a month in water with some orchid fertilizer. Other than that they don't need much care.

Unlike some plants, which need to be coaxed along. Here's my tiny, expected to be beautiful, White Egret Flower plant, a gift from my sister last month. It sits near my sink in a west-facing window in the kitchen. It was started from half a peanut-sized bulb, and I've watered it faithfully since digging it up to make sure there was some action. The tiny sprout is starting to show signs of leafing out. Well, maybe it's too soon to actually be called leafing out. It's definitely alive, but what a slow grower!

I'm taking a chance here, since I'm not the greenest thumb around, but I'll keep you posted as this little guy grows. If I can keep the plant alive, sometime in August we should have beautiful flowers that look just like an Egret in flight!

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