recent paintings and news

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Earth laughs in flowers

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

With hollyhocks was kept ablaze;
In all my recollections they
In friendly columns nod and sway;
And when to-day their blooms I see,
Always the mother smiles at me;
The mind's bright chambers, life unlocks
Each summer with the hollyhocks.

Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful. ~Jim Carrey

August, the summer day
 oil on canvas, plein air
 30x30in, copyright Jan Yates 2014

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful, Jan :) Hollyhocks are such an old-fashioned flower; brings to mind my grandmother and how she'd grow them along the fenceline.