The fascination with nature’s persistence continues despite my―everyone’s―anxiety over the continuing pandemic. I peer at everything from behind a mask that makes me feel as if my other senses of hearing and sight are impaired. But the patterns made by coleus plants, bubble-gum pink wild roses and hot pink zinnias couldn’t be ignored and I had to capture their radiance. And now that fall has come, bringing darker, colder days, I particularly enjoy working on this painting.

Summer Garden, oil on wood panel, 30” x 24”