Friday, May 27, 2011

SpringColour 2011. May Is Shaping Up Just Fine.

First year for these hybrid bearded Iris. Can you say GORGEOUS? : ) All images clickable to enlarge.

Lime and Raspberry Petunias, a new color blend for 2011! Planted with a pink verbena, a couple of young bush beans and a dark purple tradescanthia I wintered over. They're pale lavender/green now, but will darken as soon as they start growing more.

My front steps as of this morning. Pansies, Dianthus, Dusty Miller and Perilla in mix-n-match ceramic pots.

The new garden globe and emerging Siberian Iris. My Day lily leaves are almost 3 feet tall already.

I transplanted these German iris several years ago, and this is the first year they've bloomed.

A hybrid golden Iris about to bloom. The color will be great against the red brick chimney.

Siberian Iris. These have grown much taller than ever before, close to 3 feet!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

On Newsstands Now!

Automobile's June issue is on newsstands right now. My first print-published automotive renderings can be held in your hands, taken on an airplane, perused over a cup of coffee at your favorite coffeeshop, or just carried around in your backpack and shown to anyone that even looks your way—which is what I do, lol. My Bentley GTC is on page 49, the Cadillac ATS is on page 52, and the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is on page 68. I even have a letter-to-the-editor published on page 36, a tribute to the late, great, Davie E. Davis, Jr. Buy one, buy ten, and enjoy! I'll wait a few more weeks to post the cars themselves, until the next issue is on the stands. 

I'd like to thank Eric Tingwall, Associate Editor, for finding me and giving me this opportunity to reach their large readership. And I'd like to thank Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, for putting Eric in contact with me. I had so much fun doing these renderings!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mega SpringColour Post, Early May 2011

 A clump of grass, an island in a spring swamp. The zoom lens and rippled water created an almost Impressionist painting feel to this digital image. All photos clickable to enlarge.

Cherry blossoms on Main Street.

Daffodils on the edge of the woods.

This azalea at Pink Gardens is almost ten-feet tall.

Two-toned Daffodil and Cedar tree.

Sea of daffodils in front of the town library. Annabelle Hydrangea cropped and ready to leaf out in background.

Chive pot is coming along nicely.

Wild violets in a tiny vintage bottle.

Not a good forsythia year, hopefully this bush will fill out by next year.

Skunk cabbages, Symplocarpus foetidus, line the edges of this spring swamp. Sky reflected nicely in the water. "Peepers" in this swamp have been singing since March, such a Spring sound.

Flower pots and boxes freshly planted in front of a store in town.

My garden-within-a-garden has HostaSiberian Iris, Tiger Lilies, Day Lilies, Spiderwort, Sedum, Lily-of-the-Valley and wild Violets. 

Spring green of the earliest leaves goes beautifully with the multiple blues in the sky.

Jack-in-the-Pulpit blooming next to my front steps. Ten-foot Azalea can be seen in the background.

Top of the aforementioned Azalea. The magenta flowers, bright blue sky and spring green leaves remind me of impressionist colors.

Arrangement of Narcissus in the studio.

One of my family "heirloom" primroses has been moved multiple times wherever I have lived and is a joy to see bloom each spring.