“The Lilacs Are Spectacular This Year”

Sometimes a still life needs no abstraction or thought, it just needs to convey the beauty in front of me.  I like to mix ephemeral flowers with things I have collected– here, a MacKenzie-Childs pitcher and a jacquard napkin from my dining room buffet. When I get to use lilacs, red honeysuckle and ferns from my own garden, my “lady of the manor” tendencies have a field day. 16″ x 20″, acrylic on canvas.