This spring I decided to experiment with planting common edible plants I found in my yard to see how they’d fair in a pot. Unsurprisingly given that these plants can survive in the worst conditions, they thrived in a comfortable pot on my deck. Because I love how the leaves seem to play together, over the course of a few sunny spring days, I painted them – a chance to play with paint and shapes of color. My rosemary plant cast a shadow nearby and I decided to add that as a contrasting shape for fun.
This is an original oil painting, signed on the front and hand labeled on the back by the artist. It is painted on a hardwood panel. The panel is made of basswood and is braced with a basswood cradle. This type of painting support has been valued since the 14th century for its strength and smooth surface.