Beavercreek Post Office
For me, there must be beauty in art, whether that beauty reveals itself as Truth or as a physical manifestation. What better subject to choose to exemplify this principle than flowers. Flowers are but a microcosm, inherently representing our own lives in their beginning to end. What better flowers to choose to express this preciousness of temporal existence than Hemerocallis Fulva, the common daylily, a flower whose single blossoms last but one day, a flower growing so bountifully it is overlooked often, that old-fashion flower planted by the early settlers striving to stake their claim to home.
For me this was also a study in color, a study in orange and how different colors react with it. It was also a chance to refine working with the larger canvases (these are three foot by four), and different brushes. The photographs on the East wall are from several studies I did in preparation for this project.