June 7, 2016
I named this new artwork, Gerber Beauty.
In fact, it’s not a Gerber flower but a Dahlia. For some reason I often mix up the two of these flower species….why? Because memory fades as you get older and I can’t seem to keep things like this sharp and in the forefront of my mind.
A dahlia is a related species to the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum, and zinnia. There’s a reason why this family is one of my favorites. Each floret is a flower in its own right with each having its own appearance of a star with a surrounding ray. They are bright, come in beautiful colours and make me happy.
Last spring, I thought I’d be a smart gardener and bought a big packet of these bulbs from Home Depot. I energetically planted dug the recommended inches to plant the bulbs, covered them up, watered them in the back and front yard. I waited. I waited till July – nothing grew. Disappointed, I toddled off to Superstore and bought a large variety of Dahlia’s in pots.
This is one of my photographed Dahlia’s from my front yard…they are stunning and fun to paint. If you are stuck on purchasing flowers for your yard, you can’t go wrong with these gems!
Please contact me if you are interested in this piece of artwork. 6 x 6 inches, Acrylic on Cradleboard.
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Cypress Club, Downtown Medicine Hat
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 22 2016 | 7-10 pm