|"Fall Flower Bed" by Stephanie Berry|
I did this one late this summer while the asters were still blooming. It hung in our dining room for a while where it bothered and nagged me. So I finally put it back on the easel and made multiple changes. This is a theme I love. I find as much if not more beauty in a dying garden as when it's in full bloom. The colors become more delicate and the skeletons of stems and branches add gentle chaos. I have a lot of coneflowers in our flower beds and rather than deadhead them I leave most for the goldfinches who seem to love their seeds. Now I'm going to go hang this in our sunroom!
30x20" oil on linen copyright 2013