Sunday, February 13, 2011

February 13, 2011 – Magnolias

Magnolias are one of the pleasures of San Francisco’s non-winter winter. It’s February and they are peaking in Golden Gate Park. The arboretum is full of them. This is the time of the year when the air is clear and we get that postcard blue sky that, when you paint it, well, looks fake. It’s a short month and brief season. The rain is on the way back and petals will really fall this week.

I am not one to usually paint flowers, as I did today’s painting I began to wonder if I was channeling some past-life energy as a china painter. It also might explain my aversion to that room full of Dresden porcelain at the Legion of Honor.

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