"I wanted to give up on this one - it was difficult - the flower was so crude, so woody. So, I did give up, and just painted, taking care of the little things, enjoying stroking the paint, smoothing the surfaces, delineating edges, laying transparent color. And finally it began to glow and show the tidy contours that I found pleasing in the original flowers." - Nancy Boudreau
Here's a link to a delightful little illustrated book called "Flower Stories" by Lenore E. Mulets, copyrighted 1903. . .
This is a 5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed and lovingly textured mat board. Sealed with a gloss clear coat and delivered in a cream-colored 8" x 10" mat, ready for framing. The text above is handwritten by the artist on the back of the painting. This is part of an ongoing series of small works, paintings with prose and poetry, that was started in June 2007.