Even as I’m working on koi paintings, I think ahead to new projects. One of those projects will be flower paintings.
Some years ago I began doing flower bouquets that ranged in size from about 30 x 40 inches to 36 x 48 inches large. It’s a size in which the flowers can be portrayed life size, and the scene as a whole can have some real punch. I wonder to myself how an artist can make flowers iconic, and what do flowers mean when one tries to put them into a spotlight like this? Is it the transcience, the beauty, the delicacy of flowers? It’s subject that I’ve wanted to come back to, and I’m thinking now’s the time.
And as I prepare to begin this motif again, I see similarities between the koi and the flowers. How strange is that? Have I got fish in my eyes? Yet, the formal similarities relate to…
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