12 x 10'', acrylic on gessoed mounted aluminium panel
The windowsill photo study used for this painting was taken in our kitchen about 8-10 years ago. In the background was an enormous cherry tree that has since been removed because of illness. The cherry crop was always bountiful and the birds especially enjoyed the fruits on the top branches.
When I spotted this green tinted drinking glass on a store shelf, its shape alone reminded me of a flower vase. Growing up in Cap-Lumière, NB, my mother and grand-mother always planted Cosmos flowers every spring. After the blooms were gone, they would collect the seeds for the following year.