Garden Flowers


Gwen Power

 “Southern Summer Fragrance”


Size of Painting 20 x 26, Framed size 24 x 30

“Southern Summer Fragrance”   brings the beauty of Magnolias to you all the year through.  If you live in the South, you enjoy the beauty of Magnolia trees all year long, with their beautiful shape and the thick green leaves that fill the tree all year long.   But your joy is really raised when you see the beautiful large white blooms in the summer.  Their vibrant fragrance fills your body with healing energy and peace.   By just looking at the beauty that is so well reflected by flowing watercolor, you can breathe in the beauty, peace and energy.


Gwen Power

”Golden Glows”

Watercolor on Aquaboard

Size of Painting 11 x 14

This is a painting of the day lily, Double Crown.  It is painted with the usual kinds of watercolors and, of course, the usual kinds of water.   But the aquaboard is different than the traditional kinds of paper used for watercolor paintings.  This aquaboard is designed for watercolor paintings, but pulls the water and watercolor deeper into it than paper.  It allows me to make the colors stronger and even more vibrant than the same colors on paper.  And the flow of water is different in a beautiful way.  It can be sealed or framed without a glass cover.  This one is attached to a two inch deep thick beautiful wood that serves as its frame. The painting surface is made of clay which invites the watercolor deeply within it. The creators of aquaboard make their panels from sustainable forest products to ensure the protection of wildlife, plants, soil and water.   When I look at my paintings on aquaboard, I feel a deep three dimensional view that makes me feel like I am outside seeing the world around me on a lovely spring day.   And the beautiful Double Crown day lily painting, “Golden Glows,“ uses a brilliant yellow to bring to the viewer the Double Crown day lily and fills you with beauty, happiness and energy from the sun.

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