Sunday, June 23, 2013

June Leaf

I found this painting by June Leaf on ebay last year, but missed bidding on it.  I was also so smitten with her name and knew it would delight me each time I passed the painting in my home.  June paired with last name, Leaf, is pure name poetry.  According to the seller, the painting was done sometime in the fifties (pretty unlike her later work, also lovely).  I've thought of it often, and now again this month, as I reflect on all the admirable Junes out there.   Richard Avedon did this portrait of June in the seventies - I love it. 


  1. I thought of Roseleaf or maybe Roselieve or Rosalieve. June Leaf, what a hopeful, pure name.

  2. forgot to say, I love the rose painting too!