Art by Rachel - Original Watercolors

The Garden Gallery I - Assorted Florals

I  Assorted Florals

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.   (Anais Nin )


Garden thru the Looking Glass

No great artist ever sees things as they really
are. If he did he would cease to be an artist.  (Oscar Wilde )


II  Delphiniums

Individuality of expression is the beginning and end of all art.  (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Blue Delphiniums


III  Morning Glories

Unless your work gives you trouble, it is no good.  (Pablo Picasso)

Morning Glories


IV  Chrysanthemums

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.  (Oscar Wilde)

Red Chrysanthemums


V  Rhododendrons/Azaleas

Our originality shows itself most strikingly not in what we wholly originate but in what we do with that which we borrow from others.  (Eric Hoffer)

Pastel Rhododendron


VI  Lilacs

Painters must speak through paint, not through words.  (Hans Hofmann )

Purple Lilacs


VII  Gladiolus

Confusion is the welcome mat at the door of creativity.  (Michael J. Gelb )

Blue Gladioli


VIII  Elephant Ears

Patience is a flower that does not grow in everyone's garden.  (English proverb)

Elephant Ears


IX  Freesias

Each flower is a soul opening out to nature.  (Gerald De Nerval)

Mixed Freesias


X  Tulips

Signs from the soul come silently, as silently as the sun enters the darkened world.   (Tibetan Saying )

Under the Tulips


XI Columbines

I'm glad I haven't found my style yet. I'd be bored to death.   (Edgar Degas)

Blue Columbines



XII Hong Kong Orchid Tree Blossoms

Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.   (Mark Twain)


Hong Kong Orchid Tree Blossoms


XIII Poinsettias

The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us
through the mystic realm of color.  (Hans Hofmann)

Poinsettia Study

Time and again passion overwhelms reason.  (Alvaro Castagnet)

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