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Drenched Chrysanthemums

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Drenched Chrysanthemums [2020]

Original

Flowers

Watercolour, gouache and gesso

Image size: H:73 cm x W:54 cm

Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:76 cm x W:56 cm x D:0.001cm

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Chrysanthemums painted in all their fresh glory captured just after a heavy rain shower. I made the ground very wet and used vivid green watercolour ink in a spontaneous way to describe the foliage, the heads painted in subtle pinks with gesso used for petals.

Jo Haran, painter, is available for sale online and in our art gallery at Wychwood Art. 'There are always flowers for those who want to see them" - Henri Matisse. I have been painting flowers for over 20 years as an artist and as a senior textile designer selling prints to clients internationally including Valentino, Leonard, Paul and Joe and high street brands such as Topshop and Marks and Spencer. My love of florals started at a young age - brought up in Somerset in a family of horticulturists and an artist father, I would paint in the vast garden as much fascinated by the leaves as the flower heads themselves. I'm interested in exploring the fragility and beauty of the natural world, the lightness and translucency of petals and the texture and multiple colour in foliage. I work spontaneously in layers of mixed media on watercolour paper - gouache, watercolour ink and gesso - striking for a fluid tension between detailed areas and soft focus with always a strong compositional element. To discuss any of Jo Haran's original paintings for sale please call 07799535765 or email deborah@wychwoodart.com

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