Meet Abigail ~ A Garden Floral Painting
"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." ~William Morris
Abigail ~ Garden Floral Watercolour Painting with Mixed Media, Dec. 2016
By Laura Leeder
(Original Post on blogspot December 2016)
Meet Abigail, a new painting in my decorative art series. This floral design was inspired in part by the classic and traditional art designs of the early Art Deco and Victorian periods. Stylized motifs of flowers and leaves were as popular then as they are today.
These jewel-like flowers are also inspired by the many brooches that I collect. You'll note the inclusion of the pearl-like pattern, a recurring theme in several of my paintings. It's a nod to this beautiful and precious gemstone that I adore.
The name Abigail is derived from the Hebrew name "Avigayil" meaning "my father's joy". I chose this name for its historical reference but also because it sounds sophisticated and timeless and it felt "just right" for this painting which also has a "joyful" feeling to it.
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