During this time I was in the process of teaching myself classical realism portraits. I thought it would be a great idea to incorportate the portraits with flowers/plants. The flora was painted as a way to express the emotion of the model. I have to admit, I love the use of symbolism in paintings.....I feel the hidden meanings add interest and intrigue to artwork.
Ok so here are two images, 1st titled, "Burgeon", 2nd titled, "Eye(s) Open" both are oil on wood paintings: