Gardens in spring are noisy places and voices of flowers can be hard to hear over the hum of insects and the chatter of ravens and jays. Most of what I heard from these small teachers was lost in translation, but the image shows some of what they taught me.
The original watercolor on 100% rag paper is 11 x 15 inches, shipped rolled securely in a tube. With an off-white archival mat (available upon request), it would measure 17 x 20 inches and be shipped flat in a protective cardboard case. 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.