"Plumbago In Stemware"
© NORA KASTEN, 2010
Oil painting on linen (7 x 5 inches"
"This is a total knife painting and was done late yesterday afternoon after returning home from taking Karl to the doctor's office for his routine blood work. In fact, Karl's words are what spurred me on to paint when he asked me earlier in the day if I'd forgotten how to paint.
I've only seen Plumbago growing in Florida and it's actually a bush. We have several in the front landscaping of our home and it's easy to bring in a small bouquet. In years past I've painted small plumbago bouquets and represented them as violets in teapots or even teacups. Isn't it great how we can make all the changes in the world if we like."