Eager Awakenings

10.00"W x 20.00"H x 0.9"D

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Rebecca Salcedo


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: original figurative painting, teals, sunflowers, trompe loeil, anthropomorphic flowers, acrylic, blue sunflowers, rsalcedo, ethereal flowers

Media: acrylic on hardwood panel

Size: 10"W x 20"H x 0.875"D

Year Created: 2015

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You can tell these blooms are filled with an out-of-this-world zest for living, that spark of life that one has when realizing she is fulfilling her destiny. Wow, what a life to live!

I imagine a place where flowers have souls, they grow and twist in their world, writhing from their ethereal and wistful beauty toward a passionate encounter with life, fulfilling at long last the desire to feel the embrace of another. These flowers have feelings, families, relationships and an adventurous spirit! This series explores the more anthropomorphic side of flowers as I imagine them to be. I hope you can experience some of the sentiment, too.

The flowers have blue centers like pools of water surrounded by leaves in teal. The background is a peachy orange sunrise fading up to sky blue. You can almost feel the leaves as they are untangling in the morning light, looking a bit like a lion's mane. This very soft palette will look lovely just about anywhere and my florals are meant to work alone or with the company of others in my collection. Put a few together!

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, but I've made Atlanta home since 1999. I'm a painter, illustrator and trompe l'oeil muralist accustomed to working in just about every medium because of my experience as a commissioned artist, but I work most with mixed media. I also paint whimsical animal portraits and illustrations and you may find those online by searching for Smelly Rhino Studio on Artfire. I studied Fine Art and French at Seattle University in Seattle and Grenoble, France. After two decades and two career changes including Fashion and later, Interior Design, I eventually decided to pursue my passion for painting and went to school to be a decorative painter, attending the Faux School in Louisville and the Finishing Source in Atlanta, where I learned all aspects of interior decorative painting. It was during this time that I met and studied the art of Trompe L'oeil, tutored by the Premier Craftsman of France, Michel Nadai. Since then, I have gone on to complement my other painting skills by attending the Dru Blair Air Brush School in North Carolina, Dru is among the foremost airbrush artists in the world and I love learning from the best.

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