When Lori invited me to participate in Mandarin Orange Monday meme, my first thought was nasturtiums. These easy-on-the eye, easy-grow annuals have often been a motif for art, whether impressionist or nouveau…
…but I love the lily-pad peltate foliage as much as the tangerine textured blooms so with a ‘Fiery’ SPE effect, the orange hue switches from flower to leaf. Saturating the colours further brings out the emerald of the flowers (3) whilst the ‘artistic media 006’ effect adds depth with texture and lighter strokes.
And so for the first time this October 1st, I’m joining Lori and other gorgeous arty orange growers in the MOM meme
“My ornaments are fruits; my garments leaves,
Woven like cloth of gold, and crimson dyed;
I do not boast the harvesting of sheaves,
O’er orchards and o’er vineyards I preside.
Though on the frigid Scorpion I ride,
The dreamy air is full, and overflows
With tender memories of the summer-tide,
And mingled voices of the doves and crows” 1