In the Garden

A flower seems a rather mundane subject for a painter to choose.  Flowers are so common, especially in our Lower Mainland gardens.  We often look but don’t really see them – kind of a colourful blur.  But there is so much to see when we really LOOK at a single flower – subtle variations in colour from shadowy areas to bright vibrant ones, “veins” running through the petals, powdery stamens, and foliage that is as intricate as the flower.

Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”  H.D. Thoreau