Painting Summer in Nova Scotia

ou don't have to look much farther than flower blooms to remind yourself that we are enjoying the heat of summer in Nova Scotia. As much as blooms can suggest warm air and all the joy of summer the floral painting remains way down the list of things to paint. I'm not sure what is at the root of this idea other than the fact that blooms have been represented in still life work as far back as we can look. In our visual library of preferred images floral and still life work occupies a space somewhere near the bottom of the pile with landscape images.

Old Wall Paper fragment discovered in Guysborough County home, 2017.
It is interesting that floral images cover our walls and bodies to such a degree in paper and cloth prints while dismissing them as suitable for framing. Our gardens and the bounty they provide are reminders of ideas just for the shear joy of involvement.