Watering Can

Watering Can

Oil, 16 x 20. I love this lush depiction of the Iris Farm in Reston. In August, 2012, this was juried into a show in "Tribute to Margaret's Garden" (the Iris Garden widely visited by artists for many years before Margaret died and the land had to be sold). The show was staged at the ArtSpace, Herndon. Some one remarked to me that it was the "most abstract" of the paintings juried in. "Abstract?" I thought to myself . . . gee, I just paint what I see.

In actual fact, the painting was done fro a an award-winning photo taken by artist and photographer Lucille Horn.