Ornamental and Lilium

Hi everyone,

Below are two new flower portraits Ornamental and Lilium

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Flower Portrait Ornamental © Tikarma Vodicka

Ornamental
Acrylics
10cm x 10cm (4″ x 4″ )

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This flower portrait is of the blossoms from an ornamental plum tree sapling.
One house I lived in many years ago had a beautiful ornamental plum tree in the front garden. At some point it decided to sprout a sapling from one of it roots which was lying close to the surface.
When it was time to move I dug it out and took that sapling with me to my new home. It grew into a beautiful tree just like its parent tree. Pruning branches one year I dried out some of the thinner branches to use as garden stakes. One “stake” was not as dried out as I had thought and it sprouted leaves! Not long after I had to move again. I took this new sapling with me to plant in my new home. This painting is taken from it’s second year as a sapling when it grew a few small branches and had it’s first blossoms. It’s very slow growing as a consequence and it has had to move again since this painting but I’m happy to say it now has a forever home and is still growing, thriving and producing beautiful blossoms each spring.

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Flower Portrait. Lilium © Tikarma Vodicka

Lilium
Acrylics
10cm x 10cm (4″ x 4″)

 

This flower portrait is of a yellow Asiatic Lily. It’s name comes from the genus Lilium that these lilies belong to.
There are many associations attributed to the lily. The ancient Greeks and Romans for instance believed the lily represented fertility, virtue, innocence and purity. There are also many other meanings across many cultures.

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Ornamental and Lilium are available to purchase through my Etsy store which you can visit by clicking on the link below

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In other news…

I fell off the blogging wagon a bit as I was caught up helping convenor Su Hall with stewarding the photography competition and exhibition for the Strathalbyn Agricultural Show which was this Monday past. We had 116 entries and a lot of interest in the exhibit on the day. It was a very fun and interesting experience in learning the set up for these events and also seeing the how the judging process works and what helps decide a winning photo.

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Strathalbyn Agricultural Show Photography exhibit 2016. photographs © Tikarma Vodicka

The Strathalbyn Agricultural Show 2016 Photography Exhibit

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This week in my studio I am finishing off a new flower portrait of a single gazania.

Orange Gazenia in Progress. © Tikarma Vodicka

Orange gazania in progress

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Wishing you all many an inspiring moment throughout the rest of your week.
Tikarma.

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2 thoughts on “Ornamental and Lilium

  1. Well done on both paintings Tikarma! They look wonderful! Plum holds a very special meaning as it’s a survivor. It just wants to grow! How could you not love that! 😆 The new painting is coming along brilliantly! Looks like you had a very artistic week with helping out on the photo exhibition. Always good to learn a new skill or two. Looking forward to seeing more paintings and painting blogs in the near future. All my love, Jamie xxx

    1. Thank you Jamie,
      Yes the plum is indeed a very special tree. 😊
      Artistic weeks are the best kind. It’s nice to be able to stretch the creativity and try new things too.
      I’m glad you’ve enjoyed these paintings and I hope you enjoy the blogs to follow.
      With love
      Tikarma
      Xxx

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