March 27, 2010

Flower Comission

     I recently received a commission to paint a daisy and a hibiscus flower together. It was somewhat of a challenge to put together reference but, luckily my wife is studying horticulture and was able to point me in the right direction. There is a poem that goes along with this piece. It's a personal poem so if you don't know the people involved it might not mean anything. But it's a touching piece none-the-less:

A Hibiscus suddenly bloomed
Right up the street….
Right here in Arkansas!

I walked on over to have a look,
just to take a peek…..
(I’m really not a ‘flower person’)
But Oh!  What I found!
Just three doors down!

An exotic, tropical rose!
The bloom was a beauty,
All could see that,
But as I got closer…
This flower was so much more!

Solid, strong, bright, happy,
resilient and calm.
Sharing its perfume
with the daisy down the road.


Court10 said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and I am really impressed with your work. All of your pictures are amazing and honestly, I wasn't sure which one I wanted to comment on. I love this one because I love flowers and I like the vibrant color of the hibiscus. Keep of the good work!

Stephen Sitton said...

Thank you so much! It's nice that people are actually starting to see my stuff! I appreciate your comment. Thanks for stopping by!

chaman said...

i like your pictures

Layzynha said...

nossa simplismente amei essa pintura...delicada...romantica...ficou esplendida

Vivian said...

Nice work!!
I like drawing but just when I was a litter gril..

Baby90 said...

nice drawing..i like ur pic so the way the flower so nice..i like it..

Milena Medeiros(em blogs)ou ainda Negra Noite/Noite Negra. No profissional: Amelinha said...

Achei bem lindos e meigos- adoro hibiscus- posso copiar para meu blog?

Stephen Sitton said...

As long as you give me credit you may use this image on your blog.

Milena Medeiros(em blogs)ou ainda Negra Noite/Noite Negra. No profissional: Amelinha said...

Thank you, friend. Already copied and pasted the images on my blog, giving credit to you