May 3

oil on canvas panel 6" x 8"

When I walked outside in the morning to see what was new in the garden I found these extravagant beauties resting on the ground--their double blooms too heavy for their narrow stalks. Rather than leave them to the slugs, I cut them and brought them inside where their subtle scent is filling my whole studio. They look as though they belong in a dutch floral masterpiece--or a vanitas painting. Fleeting beauty traded for robustness.

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