Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Short break....now back to business.
This week I will be working on a commission piece for a friend. Nature offers a never ending supply of subjects for artistic endeavors. I tend to gravitate towards flowers and usually the variety that you find in your backyard. The subject of this painting is the Bird of Paradise flower.
Native to South Africa, the Bird of Paradise gets it's name from it's striking resemblance to a colorful bird in flight. The flower also symbolizes joyfulness. I can see why.....how can you not experience joy while admiring this flower. I only hope I can represent it's beauty on paper and convey the same feeling of joy.