About ten years ago, I visited the SF MOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) and discovered the picture Blossoms in the Night by Paul Klee, which I instantly fell in love with. There is something about the flowers, which look like they are cheerfully dancing in the moonlight, that appealed to me. I ended up sketching little anthropomorphic, dancing flowers for ages, after that - pansies and roses, all joyfully dancing in the garden. I was in love.
The other day, I pulled out one of the sketches from the Alice series I've been talking about for the last hundred million years (well, since August, but you know what I mean) and thought, "Hmmm... perhaps I'm ready to paint this now." I love and adore the human-like flowers surrounding Alice. They are quite intimidating, aren't they?
Here is a little sneak peek at what will most likely be my next watercolor painting. I'm still frightened of watercolors, but I'm not really seeing this one in colored pencil when I visualize it finished in my head. So watercolors it will be. Good thing I have a large stash of paper, because I might have to paint and repaint and repaint again, with this one.
For all you other dancing flower lovers out there, here are a few Etsy favorites of mine.
Fine Art Photograph
by Allie Art 4 Children
(15% of each purchase from this shop will go to Reach Out Children's Fund, a non-profit organization benefiting people in the remote areas of the Andes mountains of Peru.)
My Deep Purple Dream
by Karen Faulkner
Original Mixed Media Collage
by Alisa Nordholt-Dean