"From The Heart"

Inspired by a haiku by Japaanese poet, Matsuo Basho (1644-94), in On Love And Barley: Haiku Of Basho (translated by Lucien Stryk), published by Penguin Classics:


From the heart
of the sweet peony
A drunken bee

This painting has been made using only watercolour, with gum arabic, as the subject matter seemed to require a response that was at once immediate and 'pure'. The peony is observed from life, whilst the bee is from my memory/imagination. The endangered status of bees was to the forefront of my mind whilst painting.
Ref:
paintings_4
Date:
01/07/08
Location:
Photographer:
Brigid Collins

"From The Heart"

Inspired by a haiku by Japaanese poet, Matsuo Basho (1644-94), in On Love And Barley: Haiku Of Basho (translated by Lucien Stryk), published by Penguin Classics:


From the heart
of the sweet peony
A drunken bee

This painting has been made using only watercolour, with gum arabic, as the subject matter seemed to require a response that was at once immediate and 'pure'. The peony is observed from life, whilst the bee is from my memory/imagination. The endangered status of bees was to the forefront of my mind whilst painting.
Ref:
paintings_4
Date:
01/07/08
Location:
Photographer:
Brigid Collins