An artist friend recently invited me to show one image of my art on my Facebook page. 10 paintings, one a day. I chose FLORA in praise of Spring, as a theme. It was a lovely challenge, as I had to find my favourite pictures in my collection of floral paintings.
DAY 1: DAFFODILS
Based from a photograph I took of daffodils in Rideau Hall greenhouses. Rideau Hall is the Governor General of Canada residence. I used to work there as a Communications officer.
I used a watercolour filter in order to create this particular painting,
DAY 2 : LILLY
Based from a photograph of a beautiful lilly in the Seigneurie Garden on the Island of Sark. I sold the original painting. So I redesigned the photo I had of it with one of my favourite art app Procreate.
DAY 3: DAYSY & Co.
This painting is a straightforward acrylic in praise of Spring. It was part of a collective annual show entitled ART CREDO, which used to take place every year in Ottawa before the Pandemic.
DAY 4: CACTACEAE.
This cactus is also from the Rideau Hall greenhouse. This is also an acrylic painting.
DAY 5: ROSE.
This is a recent acrylic painting created in three hours, during a Zoom class I enjoy following once a week.
DAY 6: THORN’S IRISES
I created this mixed media painting for ART CREDO.
DAY 7: TULIP aka LOVE.
Another ART CREDO acrylic painting.
DAY 8: ORCHIDS.
Acrylic painting based from a photo of beautiful orchids. These were among the plants adorning the Verandah at Rideau Hall.
DAY 9: HOLLYHOCKS.
This is a digital creation, based from two photos: one of hollyhocks found at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa, Ontario, the other of the flowing water at Meech Lake, Quebec.
DAY 10: BROCADE
This is a mixed media painting created that was exhibited for a collective juried show at the Mississippi Textile Museum in Almonte, Ontario. It represents a type of material called brocade, which is often worn on festive events.