Apr 4, 2012

Cornejo Rojo

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.

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