What Nature Can Teach Us About Art

Getting Bored With Painting/Drawing Your Average Flower?

A few years ago I decided to mix and match the medium of chalk pastel with acrylic liner on Coloured Canson Paper.  The result I got was rather pleasing and led me to do a whole collection of floral themed artworks with a distinct difference.

So What’s The ‘Difference’?

What I like to call the x-factor about these works is found in the background, which I do with an acrylic liner.

They represent the life-force of the universe — cosmic energy.  The famous golden means ratio that is found in nature;  the flower of life — sacred geometry.  I first started off just mindlessly doodling these shapes, spirals and patterns and only later, when I looked into it, I found out that I was pretty much tapping into the universe and my subconscious mind.

Injecting Your Talent

The pattern is done by hand.  I stipulate this because a lot of people have asked if the backgrounds are a stencil and they most certainly are not (no offense to people who use stencils in their work).

Needless to say, a lot of time, effort and ‘cross-eyes’/squinting goes into these pieces.

Some Favourties

Today, I’m going to showcase my Top 3 favourites, in no particular order (all the originals are sold but prints can be purchased if you click on the photo’s below):

“Lilies on Parade” 

“Red Poppies”

“Arum Lilies”

Survey Time

What’s your favourite flower?

Which of the above 3 pictures did you enjoy the most?

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6 thoughts on “What Nature Can Teach Us About Art

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