These dramatic flowers grew in front of my house during only one summer and have since not returned. The original watercolor was drawn on the spot and then painted in my studio. The size of the painting is 11 x 14 inches on 100% rag paper. It can be purchased upon request with an off-white 100% archival rag mat, with the overall size measuring 17 ½ x 19 ½ inches, shipped flat in a protective cardboard case. Without the mat, it will be shipped rolled securely in a shipping tube. Please contact me for any customizations or special requests.
For me and for many other citizens of this earth, flowers offer a glimpse of grace, simplicity and peace in a world that wobbles out of balance. Every Spring, irises, daffodils and tulips push up out of the dirt and remind us of mortality, theirs and ours. Except for days of snow and cold, I like to sit in the dirt near them and draw as accurately as I’m able. The chop is a seal traditionally used in China and Japan as a signature. It is carved from stone; the red color comes from cinnabar paste. This one states my name in Mandarin. I sign my watercolors of flowers with it in homage to Hokusai, Hiroshige and other masters of floral painting.