Thursday, October 13, 2011

Friday Flowers

"I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered.  But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue:  no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall"

-Eleanor Roosevelt

Up against a wall outside my studio is my Eden Rose (aka Pierre de Ronsard.)  Despite our harsh summer this year it managed to put out one last rose before it sleeps for the season.  

My high school art teacher once told me "never let anyone tell you it's wrong to appreciate art just because it's beautiful." Like a rose, whose purpose is its beauty, so too are the paintings of English artist Paul Raymond Seaton.

From the Arcadia Fine Art Gallery:
"An avid gardener, Seaton spends as much time painting flowers as he does tending to his own garden. He is a man immersed in his passions."

*Click images to enlarge

Source:  all paintings via Arcadia Fine Art Gallery

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