Saturday, January 1, 2011

Holiday Blues

Here's a common sight around the holidays - a lovely poinsettia plant just starting its decline. I always feel a little sorry for them and I try to "over Winter" them, usually to no avail. This one's a 6" x 8" oil on canvas panel titled "New Year's Poinsettia."

P.S. I just returned from an art residency in Poinsett State Park in South Carolina (5/11), where I learned that the park - and the plant - were both named after Dr. Joel Poinsett - the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico - who loved the plant and introduced it to the U.S. in the 1820s.

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