Bird of Paradise and Clouds in Coffee Pot by Barbara Sparhawk

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Bird of Paradise and Clouds in Coffee Pot.
oil on canvas

The sky, ah all that UP THERE is leaping around without asking permission and ends up in any place it chooses.
Which happened to be a cluster of cloud around the flower that happened to be resting in water in my coffee pot.


bird of paradise, coffee pot pitcher, vase with flower, orange bird of paradise, flower at sunset

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  • billyboy
    billyboyabout 1 year ago

    There is very little that’s more summer glorious than a Bird of Paradise.
    And wouldn’tcha know that there is probably very little living on your planet that doesn’t share your enthusiasm about anything that yields this much color and grace larger than life presence…
    So I’m not one bit surprised you coffee pot is right there on center stage :-)

    In fact, I can’t help but feel this is more about the coffee pot.
    Like anything you possess it’s so much more than what it would have been in anyone else’s possession. It’s happy with its uniqueness, loves showing off its shoes… and actually lives to do anything you see fit for it to do. The love that exists between you and everything you paint is as what makes your art so engaging Barbara. I could gorge on it till I’m all fat and riddled with zits and still come back for more :-))

  • Dear skinny perfectly complected rock’n’roll star, thanks for what you’ve written. You know there’s much in it, the garden loving the gardener back. First it comes as a surprise then you think, oh of course! How nice is that.
    And the coffee pot much beloved old French press….the feet shoesies were a lot of fun to add. I do love the things around me and I’m glad that shows up in my work.

    – Barbara Sparhawk

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