I know I keep saying this, but it’s true: I learn so much when researching a painting!
Usually it’s when I’m surfing the internet looking for inspiration for a title for the piece.
Momma has a beautiful white wisteria vine growing at the corner of their house. This spring when it bloomed, the bees were practically swarming it. I managed to get a couple of interesting photos of bees on the blooms as well as some of just the flowers.
This one intrigued me from the beginning.
Once I finished, I went looking for inspiration, as I often do, on the internet. My first tactic is to search for “poems about (fill in the subject of your painting)”. Then I look through the images available (that’s faster and more interesting than clicking on the text links).
I stumbled across a webpage claiming that wisteria symbolizes prayer… and that’s how I arrived at a title for this.
I’m thinking this will make a lovely card, phone case, or tote bag!
Of Interest To Artists
This is an 8×10 painting on Bristol paper treated with Micaceous Iron Oxide and toned with a light magenta acrylic ink.