Art by Rachel - Original Watercolors

The Garden Gallery II - Lilies

I Calla Lilies

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view.  (H. Fred Ale)

When you have only two pennies left in the world,
buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.  (Chinese proverb)

II Canna Lilies

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.  (William Carlos Williams)


If there were nothing else to trouble us, the fate of the flowers would make us sad.  (John Lancaster Spalding)


III Amaryllis

Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams.  (Paul Gauguin)

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


IV Assorted Lilies

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.  (Henry Ward Beecher)

Colour is uncontainable.  It effortlessly reveals the limits of language and evades our best attempts to impose a rational order on it... To work with colour is to become acutely aware of the insufficiency of language and theory--which is both disturbing and pleasurable.   (David Batchelor)

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