Every Spring, a local women’s club sponsors a tour of some of the area’s gardens. They ask painters and musicians to provide ambiance, so on a Saturday and Sunday in May I found myself in the company of these lovely irises. This original watercolor on 100% rag paper measures 11 x 14 inches and can be purchased as is, shipped securely rolled up in a shipping tube. Or it can be purchased with an off-white 100% archival rag mat, with the overall size measuring 17 ½ x 20 inches, shipped flat in a protective cardboard case.
The irises are also available unmatted as an Archival Digital Print on 100% rag paper. The size of the image is 11 x 14 ½ . With its border, the overall size measures 13 x 16 ½ inches and 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.