All that We Wish to Stay Tempts, then Flies

©Flora Doehler, 2017 All that We Wish to Stay Tempts, then Flies Acrylic On Canvas
©Flora Doehler, 2017 – All that We Wish to Stay Tempts, then Flies, Acrylic On Canvas 40 x 30 in C$1,500.00

I started this painting in the fall with my end-of-season garden blooms. I put it away for a month and when I pulled it out again in the dead of winter, I worked in a lot of sombre reds. The background was repainted quite a few times until it felt right.
The title is from the poem “Mutability” by Shelley that talks about impermanence.

“The flower that smiles to-day, to-morrow dies”

 

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