Goldenrod Field, 48" x 48", oil and mixed media on canvas
I paint weeds, the wild plants who go largely unnoticed. Everywhere you look and anywhere you go on our planet are wonderful plants deciding on their own where they want to grow. They are often mowed or poisoned away with little thought to their gifts. I spend time all year careening off of the road to park on the berm and take pictures of beautiful weeds I see on the roadsides. My old phone was all filled up, so I had to get a new one with more memory. I use the pictures I take to paint these scenes. In addition to painting, I sew and glue bits of information about the plants I find onto the canvas. I put in facts about medicinal uses and folklore.