Sharing the first of several watercolors inspired by Paul Henderson’s gorgeous hosta photographs from his garden in Scotland…
Paul’s photography is greatly inspiring to me. If you haven’t seen how he creates his work with shadows, made from cut paper, copper wire and natural elements like translucent pieces of mica, take a look through his website and you will soon realize how visionary he truly is. He won’t like that I just called him visionary;) but we are dear friends and I think he’ll forgive it knowing I say it graciously and earnestly. But it’s his Hosta series that this painting is inspired by. I found myself drawn to the evocative lines, the shadows and light, the way he captured the leaves …something about that collection of work really moved me.
Over time, I painted several variations on this same theme, all capturing a uniquely different perspective. Today I post the most recent ink and watercolor of the series, completed today. The others, I will begin to share along soon.
Because my eye tends to abstract all I see, I do realize that to the viewer my painting may seem at first, disconnected to the original inspiration source. But I invite you to take a moment and look closer… the essence of Paul’s images are very much a part of my painting.
Grateful for the gift of inspiration… Such a pleasure to float this one into my stream… ~
Original Ink and Watercolor ©Michelle Rummel