Acrylic, oil and pastels on canvas
100 x 100
"Botanica" is a painting dedicated to all the glory in the details of nature, taking the minute and fragile and transforming them into grandness. This painting is an abstract interpretation of growing life and artistry in nature, of flowers, branches, leaves, and their apparent tenuousness.
"Botanica" was painting in several layers of mixed media, allowing for a certain hide and seek feeling when viewing the painting. Oil pastels were used to draw some of the more detailed parts of the painting, creating a poetry of drawn lines and oil paint washes of color.
It is a painting that requires a moment of communion and stillness, observing and exploration. It is like a story unfolding. One delicate page at a time.
Painting this painting was an extended meditation. I am especially proud of it.
As of this writing, "Botanica" is available for collection in my Italy studio.