Air plants and roses

Tillandsia and pups, with some liberty taken with colors. Actually there were only two babies but I painted them from different angles.

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A few days after I visited the rose garden, a friend came to visit, bringing a cupful of cut roses from her garden. And unlike so many of the roses around our neighborhood, they smell amazing. I found myself getting a bit confused while painting this one; I kept thinking it was the paint that generated the fragrance. (It’s not so far-fetched, as I have a Swiss-made drawing ink that is scented with rose.)

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Some of you who get email updates from this blog may have noticed I appear to be posting a ton lately, which isn’t the case. Last week I imported all the posts from my old LiveJournal blog, and have been slowly cleaning those up (removing dead links, re-uploading photos, etc). I’m not sure whether all of those show up in your email updates, but anyway, sorry for spamming you. I’m afraid this may continue until I get all the posts updated, which could be weeks. Feel free to unsubscribe from updates for now; I’ll let you know when I’m done editing, so you can re-subscribe.

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