Flowers for (French) Mother’s Day*…

When I was a kid, my mother would watch me paint stone walls, building facades and cliff-lined river banks.  Lovely grays, browns and ochres.  She once said to me, with a bit of impatience in her voice: “Why don’t you paint some nice pretty colorful flowers?” At which point I found flowers very difficult to paint, pretty or otherwise.  I don’t know why this occurred.  Later, when I tried painting them, they looked like … Read more