Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Spring Verbena

Gentle Readers,

Here is one of the promised paintings of the prairie verbena at our place this year.  This is the run-in shed in our small pasture and this is truly the way the flowers were.  A perfect storm of circumstances led to this spectacular display, including a bad grass-killing drought the year before, a mild winter with plenty of rain, and no horses on this pasture.  The lack of grass allowed the verbena plants to grow with no competition and they really took over the place.  I have one more painting on this subject  I'll post later. It  was done earlier before the flowers were hitting their prime and it's a tad more sedate.  

I hope you like this one.


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