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orange canna study

Most of the cut-flower garden has bloomed itself out for now, but the Perfect Man’s orange canna still provides a welcome blaze of color in the front yard of the studio cottage. I painted this little canna study from a quick sketch made yesterday afternoon… when you’re drawing flowers in the sun on a 95-degree day, quick  is the best way to draw!

Evenings, we are turning the far end of the vegetable garden in preparation for planting fall beans next week.  I need to shift the summer compost bin contents to the beds and finish pulling down the spent summer bean vines. The herb  need attention.  The trellis frames need to be restrung so they can hold up our winter squash. And what about all those peppers waiting to be picked, chopped and frozen? Little by little, it will all be done.