Artist: Lucy Dickens
Title: Nature's Fireworks
Dimensions: 16"h x 20"w
"I love to step out and explore nature while seeking beauty all around me. You never know what you might find as you slowly explore. A gentle breeze on my face, birdsong nearby, leaves moving softly overhead. And then I spot her, a riot of color bursting forth out of the darkness, a vibrant early morning gift seemingly just for me. What joy and excitement, a sense of experiencing nature’s perfect fireworks. Such intricacy of color, a stunning range from orange to red, fuchsia, magenta, and pale pink. The light so strong, shadows so deep, I know immediately I must paint these vibrant ladies, and capture them for all of time!" Lucy Dickens
"Nature's Fireworks" depicts a close-up view of cacti blossoms with rich pink and red petals. The central flower is detailed with numerous petals arrayed around a prominent golden center, exhibiting intricate patterns. Behind these striking floral subjects, a green cactus with a blurred texture stands, hinting at a focused depth of field that brings the flowers to the forefront. The background features muted earthy tones, providing a warm contrast to the vivid colors of the flowers. The overall composition captures the beauty of these desert blooms with a strong sense of realism and attention to color and texture.