'Perceptivity' - Sunlit Cosmos Flower Painting
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Medium: Oil on Cradled Panel
Size: 76x76cm (30"x30") 2cm deep ready to hang.
About this Painting: Experience the radiance and beauty of 'Perceptivity' - a sun-filled painting featuring delicate white Cosmos flowers. With dappled sunlight illuminating the blooms, this piece brings warmth and uplifting energy to any room. Add a touch of comfort and well-being to your interior with this joyful piece of art. The big flower painting makes a lovely focal point.
The painting was created over a month spanning before Christmas through to pst the New Year. Painted in oils, it was created using multiple layers creating a tranluscent depth to the dapples of light & delicate petals of double Cosmos.
‘Perceptivity’ is a sense of understanding, insight, perceptiveness. sensibility. A refined sensitivity to pleasurable or painful impressions.
And so throughout its progress towards completion, this painting led me on a journey of thoughts as 2023 closed & a fresh new year of 2024 opened its arms. Taking all of the experiences of the ebbing year & transforming them into learning, guidance, comprehension leading me forward to make decisions on what works for me in my life & what doesn’t.
Every year we have this opportunity for a fresh start. Well, we can actually do that anytime, but there is something about moving through the Winter solstice to days starting again day by day to bring more light than darkness. In the same way, I take steps each day of a new year to implement better ways of doing things, sloughing away the things which didn’t work for me & focussing on positive habits & brave new approaches.
Reflecting calmly with gratitude for the gifts which come from doing well & just as thankful for the lessons coming from mistakes, which just make you stronger.
‘Perceptivity’, was inspired by very late blooming Cosmos in my border, lit by the golden hour. They seemed to go on when nothing should be flowering & the evening light made them perfect for one of those moments of mindfulness & quiet contemplation which bring my mind rest & contentment.
It is noticing these tiny instants of beauty which sprinkle joy into life that capture the imagination & provide a balm to the soul.