If I 'll get sentimental once a year it would be at Valentines Day. But it doesn't mean less artful though! To me Valentine is giving a flower, or something fragrant and something sweet like chocolate to one's friend(s). I so have enjoyed your photos, journeys, interests and caring, bloggie friends. Happy Valentine's Day!
Maybe some of you remember I showed you my Celebrity Collection of flower paintings (I only had a few followers then). Rather than showing you the whole collection at once,
I'll find the photos of the flowers that I took in the beginning
of painting the flower, so you can see that I did not copy them,
but used the flower as a reference
and gave my own interpretation.
It all started with this rose above wilting on my coffee table.
A year before, I bought a 24 x 24 canvas, but never knew what to do with it. When I gazed at this flower I thought, maybe this flower will fit in my square canvas. I had only painted a small watercolor with small flowers up till then. I wanted to fill all of the 24 x 24 inches with the rose. Since the weather was in the 80ties at the time, I spritzed it with water, so the flower would keep its shape.
My interpretation was to exaggerate some of its edges
and show a wilted flower that was beautiful. When the painting was finished
its color had almost faded to a soft white. (The right top petal of this pic is the left top petal in the painting)
The background is kind of symbolic
of life and death.
Sometimes one's life becomes more significant at the end.
I called it Latebloomer.
© Latebloomer, 24 x 24, Oil, St.Germain
Never too late
to sing that song
to love without restraint
to fulfill the dream
if only one day
would be left.
would be left.