As we hiked steep slopes to the top of the mountain, my tired legs force me to pause. My eyes delighted in flowers I have seen before, this time they captivated me. So simple, yet majestic; so delicate, yet hardy to withstand the elements; so much beauty together in a little speck.
I painted the flower from dark to light, background to foreground in gouache. Totally backward of what I usually do. It was fun.
Have you heard of synchronicity? (the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection, the internet says) I actually believe they are blessings. It so happens that I am getting ready for a show in August at the Flying Apron Bakery in Redmond. I have chosen flowers as my focus which probably leads me to pay more attention and then I got the inspiration from these wildflowers. The other cool thing as I continue my online class is that I am to build a collection of things I love....flowers anyone? It all lines up, so beautifully orchestrated, I am thankful the One above is in charge.