Fading Blooms #3
Oil on Board
60 x 60 cms,
23.5 x 23.5 inches
I grow most of the inspiration for my artwork in my garden which is based in a remote part of Sussex in the UK. This brightly coloured oil painting was inspired by the end of spring season Anemones in my garden.
I am fascinated by the natural forms a flower makes as it starts to die. As I grow a lot of my inspiration and a full-time artist, I have the luxury of documenting each stage of a flowers life some of which only last a few minutes, just before a petal falls to the ground. The flower petals of the Anenome arch back making the dark centre more obvious. However, this is not the only Fading Bloom in this painting. Butterflies also age and their wings begin to get tattered as their short lives near their end too.
Fading blooms are no less beautiful than a fresh bloom or butterfly, both are simply passing on so that the seeds and offspring can live the following year.