ECCENTRIC FLOWERS

Oil pastel on Fabriano toned paper.  
Paper size: 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches/ 29.7 x 42 cm

This series blossomed in the winter of 2022.  Everyday, as I made my way through my garden to my atelier, I imagined what new flower might be awaiting me.   First, I worked with muted palettes reflecting the still winter.  As winter thawed, my colors brightened like the song of happy birds. 

Oil pastel unlike steel is malleable and soft.  The medium warms to the touch and lends itself to creating expressive, blended strokes.  

in the garden

To Blue Bellybottoms
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Blue Flower 1
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Sea Flower
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Blue Flower 2
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To Blues Immortality 2022
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To Basquiat's Crowns
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Cloud Berry Flower
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Blue Flower 3
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To Ville de Vert
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Peacock Flower
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Lilac Sunday
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Heela Flower 1
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Heela Flower 2
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City Dwellers
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To Passion
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Red Riding Hood
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Pink Flower 3
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Chigusa
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Pink Flower 2
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Pink Flower 4
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Pink Flower 1
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To Henry Moore
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Blue Sunflower
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Yellow Flower 2
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Yellow Flower 3
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Michiko
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To Cinderella's Pumpkin
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Yellow Flower 1
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To Good Morning
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To Beginnings
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LADDER SERIES


The ladder is such an interesting metaphor.

Rolled
Bent.
Curved
Welded.

 

As She Reclines. 2020.
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Repose. 2020.
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Laughing Ladder. 2020
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Zigzag. 2020
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