Point Defiance Garden Flower by Ken Powers

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I think this might be a dahlia variety as I found it in the Point Defiance Dahlia Garden in Tacoma, Washington. There were many other flowers besides dahlias and roses, however so I am not sure. I was amazed at its beautiful color however. The original is 10″×13.5″ in size and is painted with a combination of Rublev 18th century reproduction watercolor paint, Daniel Smith watercolor paint, and Winsor & Newton watercolor paint on Arches 140# cold-pressed paper. The coarse paper really helped created an interesting textural background for this piece.


dahlia, floral, flower, garden, ken, nature, plant, powers, watercolor, watercolour

I am a still-life and floral watercolor artist based in the Tacoma, Washington USA area. My work can be found in collections throughout the world as well as on the set of ABC Studio’s television series, “Desperate Housewives.”

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  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 4 years ago

    Wow….a truly vibrant piece as the light just dances across the petals. Very nice, Ken.

  • Thank you Marsha! I appreciate it!

    – Ken Powers

  • Marriet
    Marrietalmost 4 years ago

    The magenta tips glow. And the background color works very well! Great job!

  • Thank you very much! I really liked working the color scheme out for this one!

    – Ken Powers

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonalmost 4 years ago

    This is so pretty – I like all the movement within the swirling petals.

  • Thank you Lora! That is very kind of you to say!

    – Ken Powers

  • Aileen David
    Aileen Davidalmost 4 years ago

    So lovely Ken! Could you add some more of your series’ to our collection at The Fibonacci Sequence Group? Please, please, please!

  • Thank you Aileen, I will be right over!

    – Ken Powers

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous, Ken. Love the wet in wet in the petals and the wonderful look of light and transparency.

  • Thank you so much! I am trying to make each in this series slightly different than the rest so they are all individual works! Fun!

    – Ken Powers

  • Ann Nightingale
    Ann Nightingalealmost 4 years ago

    Lovely painting Ken. Brilliant colours.

  • Thank you Ann! I appreciate it!

    – Ken Powers

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful, Ken!! Lovely colors… terrific series.

  • Thank you Maureen, these have been a lot of fun!

    – Ken Powers

  • allicata
    allicataalmost 4 years ago

    I saw this earlier! Wooo hooo the colors vibrate!

  • Thanks Allison! I had fun coming up with the color scheme for this!

    – Ken Powers

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    a vision of much beauty ken !Liz

  • Thank you Liz!! You are too kind!

    – Ken Powers

  • JCailliau
    JCailliaualmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Ken, great shadows…

  • Thanks Joan! I definitely like shadows!

    – Ken Powers

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