I've been working on some new paintings - I'm conceiving of them as flower portraits. These have been bumping around in my mind for a long time now, at least a year or two...and they're finding the way out.
Flower portraits, meaning portraits of girls/ladies with flowers, but also loose personifications of the flower itself (or what I imagine my favorite flowers might be as a human girl.) These are inspired mostly by my own flower garden and my mother's garden, pretty girls, WPA/1930's & 40's oil portraits I admire, and though the execution is different, the idea surely has something to do with C.M. Barker's Flower Fairies, which I've loved all my life.
I'm not sure right now how many there will be (maybe a handful, maybe a lot) but it's shaping up into a series of sorts. Lily of the valley, Pansy, Dahlia, Foxglove, Geum, Rose, Anemone...there's a sing-song string of names that ring in my head, wanting to be painted.
What I'm saying is, expect more flower-ladies soon.
Happy Monday to you!