Orange Blossoms (framed)

Acrylic on canvas - 32 x 20 in - 2014

I have a miniature lemon tree in my studio, and my husband had always wanted an orange tree. So, when we finally built a greenhouse (very useful in this mountainous desert, land of short growing seasons and below-freezing winters), he got his wish!  

It smelled wonderful when it bloomed, and the white flowers contrasted beautifully with the glossy green leaves. I chose to focus on this contrast, as well as the forms of its long, leafy branches in celebrating its spring growth. I used acrylic paint on canvas to create it.


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