Apr 4, 2012
Just finished this piece for the Open Studio Retrospective show here in Greenville at the Metropolitan Arts Council. All the pieces in the show are 12 x 12. My friend and fellow artist, Joel Wilkinson, recently commented on the Red Dogwood blooming now. He brought this to my attention, and I discovered that of the 4 red dogwood trees on our property, we have at least two different cultivars with different shades of red. This painting incorporates a twig with blossoms off the deeper of the two reds. The Mexican Peso reminds me of the shared economies in this region, in which gardening and landscaping plays a big role. The frame, still in its corrugated paper wrapper, was also interestingly assembled in Mexico. In Spanish, Cornejo Rojo (red dogwood). "Spring Object Series: Cornejo Rojo" 2012 Oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches.