When I was in art school I used to work part time in a flower shop. The tiny shop was in a big hotel owned by a friend, I used to work on Fridays. Most of the customers were guests from the hotel and people work nearby. During the year we were not super busy but Valentine was anther story.
We had so much orders for Valentine my friend would got her family and friends to help out. We had so much flowers with no room to keep them, she had to book a hotel room to keep some of the arrangements and also for us to rest during our long working hours.
it was working at that little flower shop how my interest of plants and flowers started. During the slow time of the day I would read books on plants care and adding more more and indoor plants for my apartment
Every February I would think of the time I worked at that flower shop how we prepare for the Valentine week and all those beautiful bouquets we carefully packed for the cold winter.
Last week I sold a painting to a buyer through Artfinder . I sent it out using Xpresspost from Canada post and it turned out the expected arrival date was December 24. Usually I insurance my painting for the full … Continue reading →
I love the magnolia flower, for me they are the sign of spring arrival. During the spring the trees are covered with the large blossoms, some of the older trees often reached to over 20 feet. it was the sky covered with the white and pink blossoms.
original transparent watercolor on 140 lb Arches rough paper, 10″x8″
My daily painting #24 are these exquisite yellow lilies, they came from a neighbor’s garden near our house. She has many special flowers whenever I pass by her house I had to stop to admire her beautiful garden and the lilies deserved a special mention.
watercolor on 140lb cold press Fabriano paper, 11″x8.5″
Although I had been spending most of my time producing the “a painting a day”. Since last month I done about 30 of them and they are mostly small paintings, some days I could finished more than one per day. … Continue reading →
When I first start the daily painting, I kept it small and most of the paintings are around 10″x8″. Somehow I getting away from that size. today’s painting is lot larger, 12’x16″ but still managed to finished today.
watercolor on 140lb cold press Fabriano paper, 12’x16″
It been one of those nasty Autumn day, dark , cold, rain with strong wind even threat of snow. I stayed home all day and in order to bright up my day, I worked on this painting, “Radiance” on 140 lb cold press Fabriano paper, 10″x8″
I take lots of photos during the year especially spring and summer when beautiful flowers are every where. Some of my neighbors on my street are great gardeners. whenever I walk by their gardens I would stop and snap … Continue reading →
I have this Cyclamen plant which I rescued from the compost pile at Allan Gardens in Toronto a few years ago. Once I got home I planted it in a pot with fresh soil and placed at the north facing … Continue reading →