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Award Winning Art from Past EBSQ Exhibits


by Lisa Thornton Whittaker

Art: Snapdragon by Artist Lisa Thornton Whittaker
This is a close up view of the beautiful and vibrant snapdragon flower. This is an abstract view of the flower, capturing the essence of its elegant form. I love to use the striking forms found in nature – the sensual undulations of a flower petal, for example – as a jumping off point to create works that exude movement and liveliness. This is actually one of the great rewards of painting nature, that I am afforded the opportunity to study in great detail the loveliness of our ordinary world. A viewer may see a flower, or an eruption, or a lava lamp. To be honest, I don’t care, as long as the energy I intended for the painting to capture is felt.

I intended for this painting to pulsate with light and color, the forms pouring over each other with the contours appearing as though they will plop and ooze over the edge of the canvas. The colors are inspired from the actual colors of the snapdragon flower, but are super saturated and exaggerated to accentuate the vigor of the image.

I am pleased with how the colors seem illuminated from within the painting and was surprised with how well they turned out. This is one on my favorite paintings that I have completed and remains in my personal collection.

This painting was created for the EBSQ Flower of the Month: Snapdragon Show. The flower of the Month Show is by far my favorite show series on EBSQ. Support Art!!

Detail Images

Detail Image for art Snapdragon

Detail Image for art Snapdragon


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