Painting flowers was a good journey. It is time to say goodbye.
Change the route. Plan a new trip.
In my travels through Australia, Zambia, Singapore, Bali and back and forth to South Africa, I have
left house and garden behind. My goods went into storage. My garden became a gift of plants, pots
and furniture to all my friends. So I decided to build a vertical garden, small blocks of canvas, all the
flowers that crossed my path….. As you know, I am a ‘serial painter’ … I can never stop at just
painting one of a kind, so they ended up in sets of three or more.
I initially struggled to paint small (the blocks are mostly 20x 20/30 cm) but was motivated by lackof studio and space and reading this somewhere: Work small, learn big. I did. I am familiar withpainting figures, not flowers…now I cant stop painting flowers! Building my ‘flower wall’ was veryfrustrating initially but turned out to be a great challenge and lots of fun. You know how we misswhat we had until one day we realize the present is not actually bad, just a new way of doing thingsand then the enjoyment kicks in. So, here is a bit of my wall. I know what comes next but you’ll haveto wait and see…