Leucospermum (Pause series)

Title: Leucospermum (Pause series)
Size: 600x600mm
Medium: Oil on stretched canvas
Year: 2023

I often paint Pincushion flowers (Protea Leucospermum). They are some of my favourite Protea flowers. I love the interesting shapes of the flower clusters, resembling pincushions. I love the variations of colour from bright yellow, through oranges to deep reds.

In this artwork, I painted a cluster of bright orange pincushion flowers in bold, loose brush strokes.

This artwork is part of my “Pause series” of paintings:

Pause:  To interrupt an activity temporarily before continuing.

To make a brief stop of delay.

To Take a break, wait, …

This is where I am at in my journey as an artist in the early months of 2023.  Pause to me, does not mean that I stopped creating! On the contrary – I am working on new artworks daily.  To me, Pause mean to take a break before I continue without changing direction.  Pause to listen. Pause to see.

I am not sure where this year will take me, but I will keep on spending time in nature, painting God’s creation and follow where He leads.