Thursday, July 12, 2007
NATIVE GARDEN BY THE BAY
I completed this mural of a native California flower garden with a view of San Francisco and the Bay on July 11, 2007, the day Lady Bird Johnson died at 94. She and Helen Hayes founded the National Wildflower Research Center, dedicated to preserving and reintroducing native plants in planned landscapes. There is a yellow bird in the center of the mural- and in Ladybird's official White House portrait she is wearing a yellow gown! How is that for synchronicity? The mural is located at the corner of Solano Avenue and Talbot Street in Albany,California. Now, I can get back to posting the small paintings of the 'painting a day' project!