Flora Blanca



When my son got his master’s degree at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, my wife and I were able to accompany him to the home of the president of the University. There was an open house for all the graduates and their parents. I was very impressed with the home, and especially the yard. Flowers were blossoming everywhere. Their scent perfumed the air. I was especially impressed with the blossoming dogwood trees as they were silhouetted against the late afternoon sun.

I had to try to recreate the magic of the blossoms. You can see the direction of the sunlight that hit the petals. It comes from the left side of the painting. There is a brilliant yellow white. The shadow side is blue and violet. You see the sun and shadow on the leaf, and the dark background gives the scene a dramatic contrast.

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December 4, 2007

Margaret @ 9:05 pm #

That is such an amazing painting. Those blossoms have so much character, so much interest, and the lights and shadows, yes – the magic – are so well done. I can certainly understand why this is your favorite.

Nicole @ 10:21 pm #


I obviously LOVE this painting since I bought it from you! Your flower paintings are some of my favorites. I love you!


December 5, 2007

Jennifer @ 9:49 pm #

I love the contrast of this painting that gives it a more dramatic look. It’s not too “flowery”, it just shows the blossoms in the simple glory that God created them.

December 7, 2007

Christine @ 8:18 am #

I am SO jealous of Nicole. This painting is absolutely beautiful.

December 9, 2007

Suzanne @ 9:51 am #

This is a great painting. Your floral painting that I have already is one of my favorites. I love looking at it.

December 10, 2007

Susie @ 11:31 am #

I think every woman who views this goes gaga over it! I love the center of the flowers with the little white specs. They look like they are alive! Nicole, if you ever get tired of this painting, you know where you can find me :-)

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