There are No Weeds (spiderworts) © Morri (SOLD)
acrylic on canvas (click on image to enlarge)
I promised to post this for a fellow artist and new friend….we seem to have some similar interests. I don’t know if you can really see the flowers in the piece, but they are spiderworts which are considered weeds. They grow wild on the island and are usually over looked…upon close examination they are quite beautiful! I also found out they are edible and that native Americans used them for medicinal purposes. Plants get labeled weeds…who determines what’s a weed? The labels change too…for example, I believe “beauty berries” were once considered weeds..now they are sold at nurseries. I don’t believe there are any weeds…but that comes from one that finds roadside thistles beautiful (in some of my pieces too). So my statement is just my humble opinion. …and if people were to be labeled as such…count me among the weeds.
This still life is from things found in the old 1880 house we are renovating on Drayton Island. (most are from the attic). I fell in love with the old cracked pitcher, shell, little antique bottles, empty picture frame, and the old mantel that it all sits on. The night I painted this it was a very cold windy night (especially for Florida). The cold wind was fiercely blowing through the broken window in the upstairs bedroom where this fireplace is located. I will never forget painting it because it was a little spooky up there by myself…and I kept hearing a squeaking sound. I was one heartbeat away from running down the stairs to where my husband and our dog Ringo were, when I realized the squeaking was of my own making…I had on a beloved pair of very old overalls and every time I moved the buckles would squeak. Once again my over active imagination got the best of me….I will never forget working on that painting though. Sort of a rustic en plein air painting…but done indoors.
This painting was sold…and I regret that I did not have prints made. I am wondering if I can do so from the images I have. I think I have slides of it.
I will try to write more later.
From within my circle…to yours and beyond…I wish you peace.
Until later then…
in love, light, and laughter,
*Post note: My printer did shoot it, so we will be making prints…including one for me to hang in that bedroom. :)