The Motion of Plants Acrylic painting on text collage on canvas, 6"x6"

Motion of Plants, acrylic painting by Leah Palmer Preiss, leafy fantasy creature art

I was planning to post this image for Illustration Friday’s prompt “Ruckus” because the word immediately made me think of Festus & Mercury: Ruckus in the Garden by Sven Nordqvist, one of our family’s favorite children’s books. If you’ve never encountered this book, please get hold of a copy immediately! It’s a quirky, hilarious tale of an old farmer & his mischievous cat & their mad adventures in gardening.

This painting, of course, is a different sort of ruckus, inspired by my well-established love for tendrils.

I didn’t finish quite in time to post for “Ruckus,” but luckily it sort of works for “Outside” too!

The text comes from this delightful old book, a flea market find:

Seaside and Wayside, Antique book


4 thoughts on “The Motion of Plants Acrylic painting on text collage on canvas, 6"x6"

  1. Linda Hensley

    Great art can’t be rushed. I’m glad it worked out for this week’s prompt. It’s a thing of beauty and aren’t you lucky to find that book at the flea market.

    1. Leah Post author

      I’ve painted a quotation by Deena Metzger on my studio wall: “There is time only to work slowly. There is no time not to love.”

      And there’s always time for the Flea Market, ha!


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