Summer has passed the middle. Hello August. Fresh eyes and open heart. Beautiful summer memories - this is what we will take with us after.
MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA TREE
Oil on Canvas
This beautiful flower grows in the garden of our friends in France. I have seen this tree many times when flowering is just beginning or when it comes to an end. But this year I was lucky enough to observe this magnificent beauty in the midst of flowering - early July. These perfectly beautiful flowers appeared, lit up like stars in the dark foliage of the tree, and disappeared almost every new day. Elusive, changeable beauty. I enjoyed what I was watching and could not stop.
Of course, I had to paint this flower, this tree, this serene world, where you can hear the busy buzzing of bumblebees and bees.
Back in Prague, I decided to start with my first impression of simplicity and perfection of this creation. Therefore, I focused on the flawless shape of the flower and the contrast of the leaves to its whiteness. The glare of bright light in the gaps between branches and on the grass under the tree creates the feeling of a summer day.
The painting was painted on a pre-prepared canvas with various spontaneous surfaces that were left so in addition to conveying the impression of fragile perfection.