Memories of Zinnias
This painting is an attempt to catch the beauty of one of my favorite late summer flowers, the Zinnia.
It is painted on a board that has received many coats of gesso, leaving it textured. I like how some of the strokes are rough in places, echoing the sturdiness of the flower.
These flowers were the backbone of my mother's vegetable garden. She always planted them around the edges of the garden and they created a lovely border. I remember helping her plant the seeds and was always delighted by the shape of them, long and pointed, not what you would imagine. The flowers were always multicolored and very sturdy, making them perfect to bring indoors.