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Flowers in Midstream
25" x 40"
Watercolor
$  1,500.00
 
Orchids, with a ring of octopus-like tentacles, drop from their growing place into the swift current below -- a "performance art" corsage. The orchids, the color of tangerines, occupy a spirited, blue-green stage strewn with the fullness of summer. They perform with the energy of a heart beat and take my breath away. I try to keep myself open to their possible meaning. Their performance reveals their filigree and scrollwork beauty joining forces with an underlying struggle barbed with irregularities. My performance in making the painting began with a vigorous use of my brush. I splashed volatile watercolor to form the crisp edges like when rain comes and washes away air pollutants and we can finally see. Freewheeling brushstrokes of cobalt blues and transparent greens provide action in the stream -- the watercolor paint actually sliding on the wet paper seeming to propel the orchids downstream.