Gardens are tranquil and delightful-- I use my parent's backyard as my botanical experiment, and enlist my younger siblings to help with weeding. Whether they shall pick up my passion, or always recall my flowerbeds with repulsion, remains to be seen.
My floral paintings often showcase my own garden, beginning here with a few anemones, poppies, and apple blossoms.
I followed with more dramatic blooms: two roses and a deep blue iris.
To illustrate for one of my art students, I sketched a lily and a tulip, although pencil does not capture their glamour well.
Leaf patterns and fruit are also arresting. Foliage is commonplace- it blends quietly into the landscape- but if you look closely, every leaf is replete with pattern and colour, predictable, yet infinite in variation.
A foray into watercolours included a large set of florals, some simple sketches, and some complete paintings.
Despite the elegance of watercolour, I still prefer acrylic for my florals. This set I completed quickly, with no attention to background except a quick grey swirl.
Most of my paintings and sketches can be reproduced as prints. Email me at email@example.com for more information about custom paintings, sketches, or prints.