Lilacs In Cobalt
5"x7" oil on gallery wrap linen...framing optional
Several years ago an old neighbor and I
redid the area between my house and his garage.
I was just going to make a stone path and
asked him if that would be ok. One thing
led to another and a beautiful garden
was the end product. Of course it didn't hurt
that he was, and still is, one of the countries
best landscape architects. One of the wonderful
items he planted was a graphed lilac tree.
It looks like a topiary tree, reaching to the
The blooms are much smaller than a
regular lilac bush, very delicate and lacy.
The stone path leads to this "secret garden"
area and around the lilac. This year the tree was
in great form with an abundant crop of flowers.
It's just outside our bedroom windows.
My husband left the window open
as much as possible. The fragrance wrapped
itself throughout the house.
Motivation for a painting!