An original watercolor on 100% rag paper, measuring 11 ½ x 14 ½ inches. During the many years I have traveled to Spain and lived there, I have drawn and painted frequently in Valencia with my friend, Manolo Blasco. We bought these lilies in the market in the barrio Rusafa and I then spent that afternoon and the following morning painting them.
The image size is 11 ½ x 14 ½ inches. 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. Without the mat, it will be shipped rolled securely in a shipping tube.
Spanish Lilies is also available, without a mat, as an Archival Digital Print on 100% rag paper. The size of the image is 12 ¼ x 15 ¼. With its border, the overall size is 13 ½ 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.