Spring is in full bloom here in Vancouver…so I thought I’d have a “retrospective” visual conversation highlighting “flowers” I’ve done, beginning with my most recent, of which I had no initial intention of creating as flowers…they just seemed to appear!!
(In Essence, 24×18, Acrylic on canvas, 2012)
(Spring is here, 24×24, Acrylic on canvas, 2010)
(Colorful Still, 48×24, Cheese cloth, handmade paper and acrylic on canvas, 2009)
(Awakening, 30×40, Acrylic on canvas, 2009)
(Dark and Dreamy, 36×36, Acrylic on canvas, 2009)
(Gill’s tulips, 20×16, Acrylic on canvas, 2008)
I thought I’d also include some of my early influences “in the floral department”…
Bobbie Burgers of Vancouver, Canada whose use of color will always captivate my senses.
Nicolas de Stael of Russia, an abstract painter who used shape and a palette knife to create moving pieces.
(Nicolas de Stael, Fleurs gris)
Henry Huai Xu of China’s work caught my eye a few years ago because of his simple palette knife work, a touch in the right place is all that was necessary.
(Henry Huai Xu, Tangerine and Gold, 12×9, Oil on canvas)
It’s so invigorating to take a pause, to smell the roses, to reflect on the past and enjoy the day.