I was honored to have this piece accepted into the Pensacola Museum of Art - Members' Juried Exhibition.
All of my previous posts have been of plein-air paintings, initiated on site of the location being painted. I'm breaking tradition here. This painting of "Mimosa Tree" was done in the studio.
While traveling home from the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope, AL, I pulled over to photograph this Mimosa in full bloom just begging to be painted. I have always been intrigued by the color and delicate texture of this unique tree. I remember having one in our front yard as a child in KY. Now that I think about it, I did a charcoal drawing of it from my upstairs bedroom window with a full moon over it. So I may have to alter the record of my first "nocturne" being a few weeks ago.
"Mimosa Tree", 16x20 Oil on gallery wrap canvas, can be purchased at Merrill Miller's Interiors, Orange Beach, Al, or through my website: http://www.jillberryartist.com/ .
*Note- Click on the painting to see the texture.