Portfolio > Paintings and Drawings:Seed Pod and other Flora

A tiny seed pod for a 50 ft Arbor Vitae in Natchez, Wa
Oil, Wax on Board
11"x14"
2015
Sunflower
oil, encaustic,oil pastel, collage
11"x14"
2013
Oil and Encaustic painting with a thin bright yellowish green fabric strip of a Tuberous Begonia
oil and encaustic on board
12"x12"
2013
Oil an Encaustic painting of Invasive plants in the garden
oil and encaustic on board
12"x12"
2013
Encaustic and oil painting of a Hellebore seed pod.
Oil and encaustic on board
11"x14"
2011
Oil and Encaustic painting of a Honey Locust Seed Pod.
Oil and encaustic on board
11"x14"
2009
Oil and Encaustic painting of a Rhododendron seed pod
oil and encaustic on board
11"x14"
2011
Oil and Encaustic painting of a peony seedpod just opened, in front of the fridge
oil and encaustic on board
11"x14"
2010
Oil and Encaustic painting of a Maple seed pod.
Oil and encaustic on board
11"x14"
2008
Oil an Encaustic painting of a Day Lilly seed pod
Oil and encaustic on board
11"x14
2008
Oil and Encaustic painting of a Calendula seed pod.
Oil and encaustic on board
11"x14"
2008
Mixed media drawing of an ornamental gourd and the shadows cast by flowers.
colored pencils, oil pastels, oil bar on Bristol
20"x34"
2011
A Lotus seed pod in the Humble Administrator's Garden, China
Gouache on Bristol
16"x20"
2009

I became interested in seedpods one summer when, as a result of a busy life, the garden had to fend for itself.
One of the gifts of my neglect were the seedpods that had formed. Their amazing shapes and colors directly relate to purpose. The seedpod is tenaciously devoted to self-preservation and their forms describe unabashedly how they go about this.