Monday, September 13, 2010

Original Watercolor Painting Chrysanthemum

Let me introduce you to a member-flower of my friend Tom’s Garden. It’s become my latest Asian Inspired painting with my California twist. Tom has a slice of a garden that has a multitude of plants and flowers. When I walk the neighborhood, I take my camera and just photograph my favorites.
These images become the resource and inspiration for some of my later paintings...

The Chrysanthemum is a “fall-flowering plant.” I’m told in the Chinese culture it represents “strength and triumph over misfortune.” I like that idea... It's wonderful when something delicate becomes a source of strength.