|Purple Philo Post Card|
Huzzah! While on a four-day-three-school Pass the Baton Alternative Careers trip to Florida, I realized that the true inspiration for these paintings are Philodendron leaves. Small ones. Large ones. Really large ones like the ones in the Conservatory at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Those are worth the trip. I was speechless and confused when I first saw five-and-seven-foot leaves, but a helpful Conservatory horticulturist explained that the plant in my living room would look like this if it were to live for 100 years in a greenhouse or a jungle.
|Orange Philo Post Card|
NOTE TO TRAVELERS: Flying Delta to Ft. Myers, Jacksonville and Orlando meant four days in Florida and four hours in Atlanta, because I had to fly back to Atlanta to make each of these Florida connections.
|Philodendron #1 -- in progress|
A 22x33 Philodendron is in progress.