"Clematis" -- oil on canvas 24x24" -- Margie Guyot
My friend Linda Boss surprised me a few days ago, bringing me this clipping of clematis vine. Most of the flower paintings I've been doing this summer have been on 6x6" canvases. But this was so beautiful - I love the way the vine curls around! - that I had to do a larger painting of the whole thing. I've always loved clematis but never had any success in growing them.
Because of two "frisky" studio cats, I had to remove the vase of clematis from my studio every evening.
I used the same gold and lavender silk scarf that I used in an earlier painting, "Lavender and Gold".
If the blossoms will hold out a few more days, I'm going to try and do a few 6x6" closeup paintings.