Sunday, December 11, 2016

Meet Abigail - My Newest Floral Painting

"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be usefulobelieve to be beautiful."   ~William Morris















Abigail ~ Watercolour Painting with Mixed Media, Dec. 2016
By Laura Leeder


Meet Abigail, the newest painting in my decorative art series.  This floral design was inspired in part by the classic and traditional art designs of the early art deco and victorian periods. Stylized motifs of flowers and leaves were as popular then as they are today.  

These jewel-like flowers are also inspired by the many brooches that I collect. You'll note the inclusion of the pearl-like pattern, a recurring theme in several of my paintings.  It's a nod to this beautiful and precious gemstone that I adore.  


The name Abigail is derived from the Hebrew name "Avigayil" meaning "my father's joy".  I chose this name for its historical reference but also because it sounds sophisticated and timeless and it felt "just right" for this painting which also has a "joyful" feeling to it. 







Abigail Floral Painting
(Mat and Frame not included)

Abigail Floral Notecards

Gift Packaged Set of 6






Thank You for stopping by, enjoy the weekend!
Creatively Yours, Laura Leeder

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3 comments:

Mellowood Gallery said...

A lovely painting Laura; great colour and detail.

Deborah Nolan said...

Dear Laura this turned out beautifully. It certainly makes me feel joyful seeing Abigail. Love the name too. So glad you shared. Have a super week.

Win Dinn said...

Abigail is GORGEOUS, Laura - what a delight and feast for the eyes!

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