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July 18th                                               

60 x 24 inches

Acrylic on canvas

 

In July 18th, I sought to show my love for cosmos gardens. I wanted to evoke the sweet sounds and warm smells of a summer shower on the flowers using a shimmering green and turquoise background with a very textured look. I poured creamy pink, saturated indigo, bright red and sparkling yellow tones on the umbrella-like petals in order to recall their sweet and voluptuous fragrance and the more acidic smell of the garden earth. In the center of the painting we can see the sun appearing between the big hot drops of the summer shower, like the promise of a better future.

 

This painting is part of my Sun Garden series that invites you into a sun-kissed botanical universe where the senses and emotions mingle. In these paintings, I illustrated the associations that are created between smells, emotions of joy and love and colors in my mind. I fixed them on the canvas to remember the smells and emotions I experienced, which I translated into shimmering and cheerful colors. I show how fragrant scents of undergrowth combine with tasty and fruity blue, sweet and frosty pink, and cheery yellow tones, and how petal and leaf patterns can form emotional and textured waves in my mind.

 

The patterns of the painting continue on the 1½in sides. It is strung with picture cords ready to hang.

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