Thursday, March 31, 2022

I Stand for Ukraine

The sunflower has been used as a symbol of peace in Ukraine once before. In June 1966, US, Russian and Ukrainian defense ministers planted sunflowers at Ukraine's Pervomaysk missile base in a ceremony to mark Ukraine giving up nuclear weapons.

The sunflower’s yellow color symbolizes vitality, intelligence, and happiness. The color yellow also traditionally symbolizes friendship.

Sunflowers also symbolize worship and faithfulness in various religions because of their resemblance to the sun, which is associated with spiritual knowledge and the desire to seek light and truth.

The Incas used sunflowers to symbolize the Sun God, and brought them to temples for worship. The priestesses also wore sunflowers on their garments and as crowns.

Monday, January 24, 2022

 Great White Egret with breeding plumage

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Japanese White-eye

Monday, September 20, 2021

 I took a respite from painting for the summer.  Started this hummer in early spring and finally finished it today.  I had some issues with finding and perfecting the proper flower for this beauty. 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

 This painting was inspired by a lovely friend who lives in FL.  She posts amazing photos often on her daily walks.  I asked her permission to paint the pelican photo.  I do hope I did her photo justice. 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

 On the wings of a snow white dove.