Drawn and painted on the island of Formentera off the Mediterranean coast of Spain. It is no longer available as an original watercolor, but can be purchased as an Archival Digital Print on 100% rag paper. The size of the image is 12 x 16 inches. With its border, the overall size is 13 x 17 inches. It will be shipped rolled securely in a shipping tube.
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.