'Honesty'- Seed Heads Big Canvas Painting
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Size: 150x100cm (50 "x 40")
Medium: Acrylic & Oils on deep profile Canvas. Ready to hang.
About this painting: 'Honesty' is a big oil on canvas of honesty seed heads glowing with sun light, creating magical shadows & patterns on a dappled bokeh background. This is a warm painting which brings calm, relaxation & sultry mood to your interior. As a large 150cm canvas it creates a wonderful focal point to a room.
Also known as Moonwort the seeds of this simple hedgerow plant shimmer with an iridescent glow. Playing with the light & shadows, translucence & ethereal delicacy of the Honesty seed-heads as I painted was a joy.
This humble hedgerow plant always finds its way into my flower borders for the beauty of its purple flowers in Spring & the fairy coins left behind in Summer & Autumn. Catching the evening light, they are like lanterns in amongst the grasses & cottage garden flowers. Even their name resonates with me deeply as it’s one of my core values & a vital foundation stone to my life.
Honesty can be a tricky thing though. The honesty of truthfulness & openness strengthens & deepens all relationships. When spoken from the heart it can clear up every difficulty. But it can also be brutal if used without thoughtfulness. It can cut deep & hurt like hell or heal & unite.
So closely linked to honesty & what makes the seed heads so magical is transparency. When we allow ourselves to be seen, when we are brave enough to expose our vulnerability a totally new level of human relationship can be found. Being open & allowing others in can make bonds which are strong & real.
Just like these rice paper thin seeds heads relationships can dissolve & tear when these vital values are not met. How many situations can break friendships & family just because no one was brave enough to expose their weakness or tell it how it really is. When there is no honesty, there is no depth, when we can’t show others who we really are then everything we have is fake. It takes courage & strength to be honest & transparent but the rewards which come with it are precious indeed.
‘Honesty’ is a big statement piece on deep profile canvas, ready to be hung to bring light & colour to a room.