All that We Wish to Stay Tempts, then Flies

  • Acrylic On Canvas
  • 40 x 30 in
  • C$1,500.00
  • Flora Doehler

I started this painting in the fall with my end-of-season garden blooms. I put it away for a month and when I pulled it out again in the dead of winter, I worked in a lot of sombre reds. The background was repainted quite a few times until it felt right.
The title is from the poem "Mutability" by Shelley that talks about impermanence.

"The flower that smiles to-day, to-morrow dies"

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