Summer has finally arrived, and there’s nothing like fresh foliage to brighten your day. Its something that I’ve been painting more in my work, and I wanted to pair a selection of paintings with its perfect plant.
Monochrome makes a simple yet powerful statement. I’ve been seeing it more and more in interiors and it inspired me to use back and white too. Mountain High is perfect matched with the Euphorbia ‘Cowboy’, which is a beautiful and rare tropical succulent with a stunning shape, growing to about 1.5 metres tall.
Place the euphorbia plant in a location that receives bright, direct sunlight and stays consistently warm. Water your euphorbia every two weeks, letting the soil dry out completely between each watering. Water the plant thoroughly, so that water runs out the drainage holes. Empty the saucer afterwards to ensure that the euphorbia is not sitting in water.
Pilgrim Shapes shows our strength and femininity, our ability to bloom and flourish through life ups and downs. I have paired her with the retro Monstera, which has personally given me hope and inspiration through difficult times. An iconic plan, the Monstera, also known as a split leaf philodendron, is an easy-to-grow houseplant that can get huge and live for many years. Pilgrim Shapes is a collaboration with Abstract Artist Kristin Gaudio Endsley.
Like most houseplants, it’s native to the tropics, hailing from the rainforests of southern Mexico and Central America. While it rarely flowers indoors, outdoors it produces flowers that develop into edible fruit that is said to taste like a fruit salad. They are perfect in the Living room and like high humidity and filtered, indirect light.
I wanted to paint something that showed our vulnerability and ability to withstand what is thrown at us. Contemplating life, Marmalade Skies is painted in a beautiful pastel sunset shade. She is perfect paired with Boston Fern, or Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis,’ is a type of sword fern that originated in humid forests and swamps.
Their natural habitat of dappled shade means that Boston ferns do best with lots of indirect light. Especially during the spring and summer growing months, keep your fern’s soil moist, but not soggy. Slightly reduce watering during the winter.