Inspiration for Floral Abstractions
My grandmother was a gardener, and my mother a gardener with a bright green thumb, so its in my genes. I love gardens, especially ones with great design and flowers, but didn't want to paint a traditional floral or landscape, so the abstraction, or the essence of a garden seemed a great blend. It gives me a chance to experiment with color, shape and texture to express the beauty of nature. Often I paint these in my back yard from oil pastel sketches from a local community garden. Sitting and meditating at other's efforts and the beauty of their designs while I'm very loosely sketching is very inspirational.
My Latest Commissioned Piece
My latest commissioned piece in my series inspired by the beautiful Columbia Gorge landscape.
Acrylic on board