Friday, 7 May 2010

Cape Lilly

Cape Lilly


Is it not amazing the wonder of a flower? I used to tell all wedding groups to please take care to look deeply at the flowers that played such an important part in any marriage. They are the silent witnesses to the events of the day. They silently contribute to the beauty of the event.


The wonder of nature in all its glory.

It is no surprise then when I started painting that my first steps into art were my attempts at painting flowers. Strangely, I was never really attracted to botanical art where the artist strives for the perfection of the flower. I did attend a workshop where a wonderful botanical artist led us through her process. In three hours we did about four petals.

Meditation plays a very important role in my life and how often the beauty of a flower can hold my mind in thoughtless wonder for a wondrous time of peace.

So the flowers I paint are not the flowers of perfection but the flowers that stir my inner being. Some of you whose blogs I follow have fed me with the wonders of your flowers so often and I thank you all.

So today I give you one of mine.

One of the first ones I painted when I first got my hands on acrylic paint. I painted it on canvas 16” x 20”.

I was so surprised when somebody offered to purchase it. I had sat contemplating it for a good number of days. I occasionally put it on my computer screen and still do so.


I am not sure if I will manage to post my blog this weekend but will make every effort to do so.



This blog is linked to my other where the art is used:- The Sound of One Hand

11 comments:

  1. Most gorgeous colors! You are a romantic at heart, yes, Ralph?

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  2. Your painting does silently speak ...

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  3. I love the colours, super!

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  4. Great job w/ the textures in the center. That's always a challenge.

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  5. A definite resonance to this flower...a 'sound' and 'music' all its own!

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  6. Beautiful! The colors are energetic!

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  7. allthough this has never been a favorite of mine, I think it's vibrancy speaks volumes. Well done!

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  8. Gorgeous! I love that blue!

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  9. Très jolie interprétation de la fleur...Toute fleur est magnifique.
    j'ai rencontré un jour une personne qui était photographe. il ne photographiait que les toutes petites fleurs sauvages.
    Elles sont si minuscules dans la nature que personne ne peut les observer vraiment que si vous acceptez de vous mettre à genoux devant elles. Et là elles vous montreront un spectacle magnifique, une merveille de la nature...

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