Monday, May 9, 2022

Easter Lilies (Palette Knife)

Easter lilies, day lilies, tiger lilies, surprise lilies, calla lilies, stargazer lilies, water lilies... I do love a good lily. I love seeing them... growing them... and painting them too.
This one's different.
It's not very colorful... and it's a pretty loose style....

There are several different meanings listed for the Easter lily. One is that it's symbolic of new beginnings.  I like that. I'm kind of at a place of rediscovering, redefining, and reclaiming myself as an artist. 
Maybe this Easter lily will be a new beginning for me.
I love it.

Original Oil Painting on 6"x 12" Wrapped Canvas
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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Come See!

What's the story behind this painting?

Well... I know what it says to me, and I know what each of the objects means to the friend who asked me to paint it.  But, you get to decide for yourself what it means to you.

I Googled, "What makes a painting symbolic?
Symbolism is when something (a visual clue) is used to represent something else.  It is the oldest form of visual communication.  Symbols can have powerful meaning and evoke strong emotion in the viewers of an artwork.  Artists use realistic and abstract symbols to represent human thoughts and emotions.  

What fun it was to work on this painting, to collaborate with the one who had the ideas.

Original Oil Painting on 22"x 28" Wrapped Canvas