daily painting | zucchini blossoms

Zucchini plants are so luscious. These are growing outside the funky little farm near me in Alameda. I love these shapes — large floppy leaves, unfurling orangey-yellow flowers that look like a dragon’s mouth, dark green cylindrical veggies that will be harvested later in the summer. A little corner of green drama. I was pretty funky yesterday and getting my paints out helped. As did a hike in Oakland’s Tilden Park to enjoy a sunset happy hour picnic with a friend as we took in spectacular views of SF bay. Retrieving our flashlights from our backpacks we then walked down the trail to our cars at dusk and saw bats! Dozens of them! The coolest. And saw/heard Barn Owls. I can’t wait to go back. How grateful I am to have such healing beauty close by.

7″ x 10″ watercolor, pen on paper = $90